Miami, FL: (Jan-31-08) Thousands of Miami residents brought a class action lawsuit against the city, over its controversial vehicle impound program that started 10 years ago. The program allowed police to confiscate the cars of anyone caught soliciting a prostitute or buying drugs from a street dealer. Sources stated that the suit was filed by thousands who had their cars towed, even some who were found not guilty, and who claimed that the seizure program was unfair.
Sources close to the cases stated that in a recent development, the 3rd District Court of Appeals found the program unconstitutional. Following that announcement, city officials stated that the city will most probably have to pay close to $12 million in impound fees collected over the past decade, to resolve the class action lawsuit. [