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LAPD's BMW i3 fleet sits unused, misused

The cars represent $10 million in taxpayer money.

"You're really supposed to get a manicure using the BMWs?"

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Los Angeles police endanger the public with high-speed chases, grand jury says

Innocent people are being endangered, injured, and killed.

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Suspect leads LAPD on slow speed chase down the 405

A man charged with attempted murder led Los Angeles police on a strange and erratic chase along the 405 freeway earlier this week.

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McLaren 650S Spider wrecked in multi-vehicle crash in LA

Street racing is suspected to be the cause of the accident.

It's hard to tell this is a McLaren.

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Looks like the LAPD is interested in the Tesla Model S after all

The LAPD is moving forward with the Model S as a police vehicle.

The LAPD is looking for a quicker electric car with more range. The Model S definitely fits the bill.

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LAPD will get 100 BMW i3 electric cars

The EVs will be used for transport and outreach, not for pursuit.

The Los Angeles Police Department announces it will get 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles.

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LAPD not impressed by ludicrous Tesla Model S police cruisers

Los Angeles Police Department isn't sold yet on EVs after an initial trial.

The LAPD has been studying using Tesla Model S EVs for almost a year now, and it doesn't look like it'll be ordering any in the near future.

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Two morons joyride a Mustang convertible in LA traffic

There are few things as fun as breaking the rear-end loose on rainy streets in a powerful American muscle car.

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Good Samaritans pull couple from burning car in Los Angeles

A Los Angeles couple is alive today thanks to the bravery and quick action of some Good Samaritans and the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Dwayne Johnson developing Fast and Furious-like TV spinoff

Dwayne Johnson's production company is developing a show for Fox television called 'Boost Unit,' which follows a new recruit to an LAPD Auto Theft Task Force.

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City of LA's electric vehicle fleet adds Tesla Model S, BMW i3

Los Angeles is plugging some electric vehicles into its city fleet, including a Tesla Model S and a BMW i3.

Recharge Wrap-Up: LAPD gets Zero MMX, Chevy's new inverter, Hyundai Tucson's new powertrains

Classic cars enjoy affordable gas for a single day

Some police in Los Angeles will be riding Zero MMX electric motorcycles on duty. The LAPD is adding the fully electric police/military all-terrain bikes to its patrol fleet. According to Officer Steve Carbajal of the department's off-road unit, "It costs less than 50 cents to charge compared to using gallons of gas,

LAPD Apologizes For Tampering With Patrol Car Recording Equipment

Devices to videotape traffic stops and encounters were removed from police cars last summer

LAPD patrol cars are fitted with devices to videotape traffic stops and encounters, and officers wear transponders on their belts that capture audio and send it back to the vehicle recorder via an antenna on the car. In summer 2013 an internal LAPD audit found that antennas on patrol cars had been removed.

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LAPD apologizes for tampering with patrol car recording equipment

Perhaps you've heard this line from a police officer or some other person of authority, "If you haven't done anything wrong, what do you have to hide?" That would probably be one of the many questions being asked by the Los Angeles Police Commission - the civilian oversight board of the Los Angeles Police Department - of the LAPD itself, after it was revealed that officers had tampered with devices in police cruisers meant to record what they say.

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LAPD now on patrol with its own Lamborghini Gallardo

Last year, the Dubai Police made news by purchasing a string of supercars to act as patrol vehicles around the city. Apparently, a generous family in Los Angeles thought that the LAPD needed to keep up with the Joneses, because they recently donated use of their Lamborghini Gallardo. Unfortunately, you won't be seeing the Italian coupe in any high-speed chases, as it's being used

Passing Police Officer Rescued Man From Burning Car On Christmas

Elderly driver could have died without the quick actions of fellow motorists

Three good Samaritans, one of whom just happened to be a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad officer, saved an elderly man after he crashed his car Wednesday.

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LAPD BatCat is a criminal's remote-controlled nightmare

The Los Angeles Police Department has an annual budget for 2013 of almost $1.4 billion. That's a lot of money, but it also allows one of the biggest police departments in one of the country's biggest cities to buy some really, really cool toys. Toys like this - the BatCat.

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ACLU sues LAPD and Sheriff's Department over license plate scanners

Both the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department have become big fans of cameras that capture license plate numbers and check them against information in registration and criminal databases. The Sheriff's Department uses 47 fixed cameras and has 77 squad cars with the equipment, the LAPD has gone from having 12 cruisers with the cameras five years ago to 100 now – and the cameras snag images of more than a thou

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