Friday, August 16, 2013

L.A. Officials Fight for Special Order 7

A Los Angeles City Council member and police officials say they plan to fight a judge's ruling against Special Order 7, the Los Angeles Police Department's policy that allows licensed friends and family of unlicensed immigrants to pick up their impounded cars for them, free of charge. Earlier this week, Superior Court Judge Terry Green ruled that Special Order 7 violates state law, which requires that unlicensed drivers' cars be impounded for 30 days. At a summit with representatives of Latin American countries at Los Angeles City Hall, L.A. City Council member Gil Cedillo vowed to fight the ruling. Pacifica's Dan Fritz was there and files this report.