The Legislature has studied the asset seizure and forfeiture statutes several times in the last few years. What are the concerns? What are some of the proposed changes being suggested? This webinar will provide a look at some of the prior attempts at amending the statutes as well as some changes proposed for the 2017 session. There will also be a discussion about best practices and policies needed for an agency to stay in compliance with the current statutes.
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Webinar presented by Ed Klumpp, John Knoll, & Eric Smith:
Ed Klumpp served 35 years in Kansas law enforcement of which 22 years was at the line level and 13 years in administration, the last five years as chief of police at Topeka PD. He has been engaged in instructing various law enforcement topics since 1979. Since retiring, Ed has served as the legislative liaison for three Kansas law enforcement associations: The Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas Sheriffs Association, and Kansas Peace Officers Association. Ed has served on various committees and task forces including the Criminal Code Recodification Commission, Gang Free Kansas, DUI Commission, the Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board, and the Juvenile Justice Workgroup. Ed is a member of a Kansas County and District Attorney Association working group of prosecutors and law enforcement professionals developing model policies in several areas for Kansas law enforcement agencies. Ed represents the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police on the KCJIS Committee where he served two terms as chair, on the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, and numerous other law enforcement related groups. He has been engaged in instructing various law enforcement topics since 1979.
John J. Knoll, Tecumseh Kansas, worked for the Kansas Appellate Courts as a research attorney and motions attorney for four years. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Division of the Attorney General's Office for two and one-half years. For eleven years, he served as Chief of Prosecution and Police Legal Advisor for the City of Topeka, and served briefly as a municipal judge. He was also a part-time police officer for Washburn University. He is currently serving as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Overland Park, and his responsibilities include police legal advising and oversight of the prosecutor's office.
Eric Smith, Deputy General Counsel with the League of Kansas Municipalities, has a BS in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and a JD from Washburn University School of Law. Eric has experience as a County Attorney and over nine years in the legal department of the City of Topeka.