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Atlanta Police officer on patrol.
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State lawmakers are looking to change how law enforcement agencies can use the proceeds from property they seize.

A coalition of groups, including the ACLU, have pushed for more transparency in the process known as civil forfeiture, when law enforcement seizes your property without charging someone with a crime.

Critics say the process has led to what they call for “policing for profit.”