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St. Louis towing lot illegally sold impounded cars

Reporters Joe Mahr, David Hunnand and Jeremy Kohler of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have uncovered a scandal involving St. Louis police and a private towing contractor. St. Louis police, who do have access to a public impound lot, allowed the proprietors of the St. Louis Metropolitan Towing lot, to illegally keep and sell stolen and seized cars impounded by the police department. The lot also made it nearly impossible for vehicle owners to retrieve their cars, even if they managed to complete the lot's unnecessary and confusing paperwork.

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