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LAPD Rescinds Controversial Impound Policy

September 30, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has reversed his controversial vehicle impound policy following a judge's ruling validating the legal challenge brought by LAPD patrol officers.

Judge: LAPD Impound Policy Violates State Constitution

August 12, 2013
A controversial LAPD impound policy allowing unlicensed drivers to retrieve their vehicles earlier than 30 days is illegal, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.

Unlicensed Drivers: A Public Safety Menace

January 2, 2013
The LAPPL welcomes a new study by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which found suspended or revoked and unlicensed drivers are much more reckless on the road than validly licensed drivers.

Calif. AG: LAPD Impound Policy Is Legal

May 4, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's new impound policy that allows unlicensed drivers to retrieve their vehicles in less than 30 days is legal, California's attorney general said Thursday.

Police Union Sues Over LAPD Vehicle Impound Policy

April 20, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) has sued to overturn the LAPD's new vehicle impound policy that returns vehicles to unlicensed drivers in less than 30 days.

Police Commission Backs LAPD Chief's New Impound Policy

February 28, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday endorsed Chief Charlie Beck's new impound policy that would return vehicles to unlicensed drivers sooner than the state-mandated 30 days.

Police Commission Delays LAPD's 'Illegal' Impound Policy

February 14, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Commission has tabled Chief Charlie Beck's new vehicle impound policy that has been declared illegal by the state's legal counsel and drawn the ire of the police union.

LAPD's Chief Defends Impound Policy

February 3, 2012
Under fire from city officials and conservative activists, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday defended his controversial plan to stop the immediate impounding of vehicles of unlicensed drivers.

LAPD Chief Loosens Car Impound Rules for Illegals

December 15, 2011
Chief Charlie Beck is also complying with state law by adopting the new policy, which allows the driver to call someone with a valid license to drive the vehicle away from the scene.

Two Calif. Bills Would Loosen Vehicle Impounds for Illegals

July 11, 2011
The authors of the two bills — AB 353 and AB 1389 — acknowledge they're seeking to provide cover to undocumented, unlicensed drivers who lose their vehicles while passing through the checkpoints if they aren't intoxicated.

Impound Inventory

April 14, 2011

When a suspect's vehicle is lawfully impounded (such as when the driver is arrested where the vehicle cannot be safely parked and locked, and there is no sober, licensed driver to take custody of it), it is usually permissible to conduct a standard inventory of the vehicle and its contents.

LAPD Loosens Impound Policy, Union Files Grievance

April 8, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department decided to give drivers a break if they're caught at DUI checkpoints without a license by releasing the vehicle to a family member or friend if they can get to the scene quickly.

Vehicle Impounding

May 1, 2007

If the court finds that the Constitution was violated by a vehicle impound, the existence of an authorizing statute or policy may not be enough to save you and your agency from civil liability and suppression of resulting evidence.

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