Torrance Police are looking into the misuse of handicap parking spaces in the city.

Several cars were found to be parked illegally in handicap designated spots. Police wrote 14 citations for parking without a handicap placard in a designated spot. By law, these spaces can only be occupied by drivers who have been issued a handicap placard by a licensed physician and it must be clearly displayed.

A violation of this law is considered a misdemeanor, and misuse of a handicap placard could result in immediate suspension of use. Fines imposed could cost up to $1,000.