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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council has approved the purchase of four replacement police vehicles at a total cost of $69,000. The council, without debate and by unanimous vote, responded to a written request by Police Chief David Barr. City Manager Pamela Gibson noted that the city's 1994-95 budget, approved last summer, includes $69,000 for the cars. She said they will be bought through a mass-volume order coordinated by Los Angeles County.
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January 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Hooded demonstrators attacked government buildings in the southern Jordanian city of Maan in protest of the alleged police torture of a youth who later died, witnesses said. They said riot police fired tear gas at scores of protesters who gathered after the funeral of 15-year-old Suleiman Ahmad Fanatsheh, converged on the main police station, fired shotguns at police vehicles and set fire to the building. Police have denied torturing Fanatsheh, who had been arrested on robbery charges.
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November 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Popular anger over corruption and land ownership boiled over during the weekend in a predominantly Roman Catholic region in the south, as thousands of people clashed with police. In a rare case of serious rural troubles, residents and officials in Dong Nai province detailed a series of incidents after protests that began Friday in an area about 80 miles northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. By Saturday, thousands of residents were demonstrating, prompting riot police to intervene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1992 | AURIANA KOUTNIK
The Pierce College Campus Police will have an easier job enforcing traffic regulations if a proposal for traditional blue uniforms and black-and-white vehicles is approved by Donald C. Phelps, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. Campus Police Capt. Ken Renolds said the khaki uniforms currently worn by the officers and the all-white police vehicles often cause officers to be mistaken for security guards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and SOLOMON MOORE and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI launched an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of two robbery suspects by the Los Angeles Police Department's controversial Special Investigations Section. Earlier in the day, a preliminary autopsy report found that the two men were shot in the back. Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael J. Gennaco said he asked for the federal probe into Saturday's shooting to determine whether the officers violated the suspects' civil rights or used excessive force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Downtown office workers beware: On Thursday morning there will be gunfire, a chase, a rush of ambulances and a bomb squad. And smile, you just might be on TV. The Los Angeles County Superior Court says the show "NCIS" will be filming in parts of Grand Park starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. It should only add to the regular chaos of downtown L.A., but at least it will be fake. The story line, according to the court, calls for police vehicles, a bomb squad and other emergency vehicles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Flush with nearly $300,000 from a state grant to improve law enforcement, the Police Department will hire several specialists, including a full-time gunsmith. The windfall comes from the Legislature's Citizens' Option for Public Safety programs, which are giving $100 million to police and sheriff's departments across the state. The law mandates that the funds be used to supplement front-line law enforcement, according to department officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995
Placing ads on Oxnard police cars is a great idea. I can see it now. Right next to "Protect and Serve" would be "Fred's Bail Bonds" and "Beat Your Traffic Ticket! Call 1-800-LAWYER." Of course, once you allow ads, you can't discriminate. Thus, we might see our police car bumpers festooned with "Impeach the Mayor," "Free Charles Manson" and "Elmo's All-Nude Dance Parlor." But why stop there? Why not let sponsors buy complete police cars? Then we could have police vehicles festooned like NASCAR racers.
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March 15, 1988 | Associated Press
About 10,000 protesters marched through the streets of this Communist capital today calling for democracy and freedom of the press. Dozens of police patrols passed by, but authorities made no attempt to hinder the unofficial protest, which came on the anniversary of Hungary's aborted 1848 revolution against Austria. Protesters carried signs that read "We Want Democracy" and "We Want Freedom of the Press" and chanted anti-government slogans.
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March 20, 1986 | United Press International
Portland Police Chief Penny Harrington carried her war against smoking a step further Wednesday by announcing that all applicants for jobs with the Police Bureau must pledge never to touch tobacco, on or off duty. The policy, which goes into effect July 1, comes two months after Harrington attempted to ban smoking and chewing tobacco in all police vehicles and offices, a rule temporarily stymied by a union protest. The new hiring policy also brought a protest from the Portland Police Assn.
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