Orlando, FL asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: Can officers impound car and take things they didn't give a reciept for?

The itemization was done and no where on it is the things officer took. No discription or even that they took it.

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John Gregory Scott
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  • Leadville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If a vehicle is impounded, there should be an inventory conducted prior to impound. The owner should receive a receipt for any items removed from the vehicle. If a vehicle is searched pursuant to a warrant or some other lawful search, items removed from the vehicle may be listed either on the owner's property list (if detained) or on a list of items seized for evidentiary purposes. Police departments should have policies and procedures associated with impounding vehicles that may be requested from the respective department.

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