LOS ANGELES – The City of Los Angeles today filed a Notice of Appeal with the California
Court of Appeal to overturn an injunction issued last week by the Los Angeles County Superior Court prohibiting the enforcement of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Special Order 7.
Special Order 7 is a directive to LAPD officers which addresses, in part, the impoundment of vehicles operated by unlicensed drivers. The order gives direction to officers about applying the Vehicle Code in a variety of situations, including adherence to state law governing drivingunder-the-influence checkpoints. It also provides guidance regarding compliance with the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Attorney General of the State of California, in an official published opinion, previously had concluded that the LAPD may lawfully implement Special Order 7.
The City will seek a stay of the Superior Court’s order from the Court of Appeal this week.