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LAPD’s Cars Are Useless Wrecks

May 9, 2010 |  1:20 am

May 9, 1910, Police Cars

May 9, 1910: “The first automobile purchased by the Police Department was an electric patrol wagon. This proved to be a failure, was used but little, and is now stored in the basement of the jail. Then a gearless machine for the University Station was purchased. It has been used some but is not dependable and has cost a small fortune for repairs,” The Times says.

May 9, 1910, Police Cars