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Mayor Seeks Money for More Police Officers

February 15, 2010 |  4:00 am

 Feb. 15, 1920, Buster Brown

“Who’s Afraid of Ghost Stories?” by R.F. Outcault.

Feb. 15, 1920, LAPD
Feb. 15, 1920: City officials say they desperately need more police officers but don’t have the money for their salaries. The Times suggests an answer – in a news story rather than an editorial, an interesting phenomenon. The call for more officers is a theme that runs through Los Angeles history for more than a century.  I can’t recall ever seeing a story about a police chief or mayor saying there were enough – or too many.