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July 30, 2010


Kudos to the LAPD for using a blog to help spread the word about missing persons and keeping the Los Angeles public aware of all that you guys are involved in.

Keep up the good work guys, I know it's rare that someone actually appreciates the work you do and publicly thanks you.

Helinet Aviation
Los Angeles, CA

On this case I have too disagree. Why waste money and resources. Ms Richardson stole food, had drugs and is a disgrace to her family. Ms. Richardson did the right thing by disappearing to avoid her family more embarrassment.

My question is "Why was her car impounded? On what legal authority? Was it to be investigated by detecives for additional evidence? No. The LASD wans to put money bin the pocket of the tow yards and charge vehicle release fees. As a result, when she was released at 3AM, she had no way to get anywhere but walk as her car would be kept in impound until 7AM and when she paid all the fees she was charged.
Try getting a hearing on the fees. If you delay they increase daily until the vehicle is sold at lien sale after 30 days. You'll never get a hearing. With such a policy, it's only a question of when a woman left out on her own gets (_____) what if it was your daughter? Where were the Deputies to protect her?

Mr. Boyer, if you're asking questions, I take it you don't know the facts. Where was she stopped initially? If it was on a canyon road in Malibu, or somewhere where it was not legal to park a vehicle, the deputies impounded her vehicle as authorized by Vehicle Code Section 22651(h). They couldn't leave it and possibly cause a hazard to traffic. There could have been other legal reasons to impound her car due to license issues, etc. You don't know, and we don't know, so don't assume to know why the deputies had to impound the vehicle. Whenever she was released, she could have gone to the impound yard and gotten her car. Police impounds are open 24/7 and they accept cash or credit cards. As far as hearings on the fees, there are protocols in place in every agency to contest the legality of an impound. If legal, fees are paid by the owner of the vehicle. If the impound was without legal justification, the agency eats it.

Assumptions without facts are a waste of time and pointless.

My daughter has had her car impounded and assumed the responsibility for the why it was impounded and paid the fees. I expect nothing else from my kids.

Well Mr. B &WOP First of all she was released @3am with no money(had she had money she would have paid her tab) How was she suppose to get to the impound yard?? I know sprout wings and fly. She should have been released at time without the cops doing their job of making sure she was ok. She was not stopped she was at a restaurant. You really don't have all the info. But this is typical cops protecting cops the thin blue line.

Mr. Citizen, Do you expect officers to only release suspects during business hours even when they eligible for release or have posted bail? And you really don't have all the info either unless you witnessed it first hand. Do not make assumptions about police officers. It's the same as being racist or sexist....very ignorant.

Well, "citizen", explaining something about procedures (procedures you may not like or agree with) is not "protecting cops". She was released at the station, not transported to a remote area by deputies. At the station, as an adult, she had the option of using the phone to get someone to pick her up and and maybe help her get her car out of impound. She chose to walk off. As an adult, it was her decision. But I know. The police has the deep pockets and must pay for someone's bad decision.

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