LA city attorney will appeal car impound ruling

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles city attorney says he will appeal a judge’s ruling striking down a policy that made it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars following traffic stops.

Mike Feuer said Monday that he will ask a state appeals court to set aside the ruling pending the outcome of his appeal.

The Los Angeles Times reports that if Feuer’s request is granted, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck would be free to reinstate the impound rules.

On Friday, Beck ordered his officers to stop enforcing Special Order 7 until further notice.

The judge last month refused to set aside his ruling declaring that the order violated California’s vehicle code.

Special Order 7 allowed police officers to let unlicensed drivers keep their cars if they could produce valid ID, proof of insurance and vehicle registration papers.

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