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Homeless Man Challenges LA Vehicle Towing Policies in Court

A homeless man is challenging in court the city of Los Angeles’ practice of towing vehicles as a mechanism for collecting debt.

Joseph Safuto’s amended Los Angeles Superior Court petition, filed Tuesday, maintains the city should not be able to tow vehicles without a public-safety justification solely because of lapsed registration. The court action also takes to task the way the city conducts towing hearings.

…The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Western Center on Law & Poverty and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California are representing Safuto.

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