LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Calls Proposed Impound Procedures a ‘Fairness Issue” for Undocumented Immigrants
The Los Angles Police Department is considering changes to its impound procedures which would allow unlicensed drivers without prior convictions who caught driving to avoid having their vehicles impounded, according to the Los Angeles Times.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck calls it a fairness issue and says that changes will help undocumented immigrants who are unable to get driver’s licenses in California and he noted that this group also make up most of the people who have their cars impounded for the violation.
“It’s a fairness issue,” Beck told the L.A. Times. “There is a vast difference between someone driving without a license because they cannot legally be issued one and someone driving after having their license revoked.”
Currently, LAPD officers impound cars driven by people who do not have a license or have had their license revoked and under the proposed changes, police would let an unlicensed driver who has not been convicted previously of driving without a valid license allow someone to with a license to pick up their vehicles without it being impounded.
Beck referred to undocumented immigrants in the interview as “a valuable asset to our community and who have very limited resources.”
Read the full article at www.LATimes.com.
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