A federal prosecutor basically claimed that civil asset forfeiture is no big deal. Here, we respond.
Justice and Due Process
The following op-ed was published by the Salt Lake Tribune this week. “We the jury find the defendant guilty!” It’s a line you may have heard before as a dramatic case closing in a TV show or movie — but you probably haven’t...
Prosecutors who possess a tremendous amount of authority should be subjected to accountability for wrongdoing.
Police and prosecutors continue to fight efforts to reform civil asset forfeiture—a law allowing them to take property from innocent people not charged with, let alone convicted of, a crime. In the last legislative session,...
Editor’s note: The following is a lightly edited interview with Creighton C. Horton II, a retired Utah prosecutor who spent 30 years prosecuting cases in Utah in Salt Lake County and in the Attorney General’s office. His...