Southern California Judge Refuses to Stay Ruling on Impounded Cars

September 25, 2013

A Superior Court judge has refused to set aside a ruling striking down a Los Angeles Police Department policy that made it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars.

Judge Terry Green ruled last month that the policy violates California’s vehicle code.

Green refused Monday to stay his ruling while city officials appeal.

The order was implemented by L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck.

It allows unlicensed drivers stopped by police to produce registration, valid ID and proof of insurance to avoid having their cars impounded.

The policy is supported by immigrant rights groups, who say the LAPD’s old rules were unfair to immigrants who couldn’t obtain driver’s licenses.

The police union challenged the policy, saying it put officers in the middle of a legal dispute over unlicensed drivers.

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  • September 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    InsGuy says:
    Oh, they're "immigrants." Then their US Visa's & home country passports should serve as valid ID, yes? Don't have them? Well they're ILLEGAL ALIENS then! And to voice anot... read more
  • September 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    No Doubt says:
    Politically Correct Beck has already said that he'll appeal and until the appeal is heard won't enforce this section of the Ca Vehicle code. Really???????? How can he get away... read more
  • September 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    Huh! says:
    If an individual can't be bothered to get a license legally, why do they bother to own cars? Take the bus!
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