Easing the Rules against Unlicensed Drivers

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The LA Police Commission has approved new rules advocated by LA Police Chief Charlie Beck, in the interests of undocumented workers. Now, if drivers pulled over for minor violations turn out not to be licensed, their cars can be impounded for 30 days and fines can exceed $1200. In the future, they'll get their cars back sooner, and be charged just $38.50 a day for storage plus a fee of $228. Commander Andrew Smith, a communications officer for the LAPD, explains.

Credits

Guests:
Andrew Smith - Los Angeles Police Department - @LAPDHQ, Peter Nunez - Center for Immigration Studies, Angelica Salas - Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles - @ASalasCHIRLA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner