CPD Civil Asset Forfeiture Data

Civil asset forfeitures occur when police and prosecutors keep property seized during an arrest, such as money, cars, or other valuables. In Illinois, civil asset forfeitures can occur in the absence of conviction, or even the filing of charges. Lucy Parsons Lab has analyzed over 23,000 civil asset forfeitures in Cook County, determining most occur in heavily policed, predominantly black and brown communities. They also published a searchable database of checks related to CPD civil asset forfeiture here.