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LAPD scoots into the future


The department is employing such Space Age innovations as 'smart' cars and high-tech three-wheelers.

By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — With red-and-blue lights flashing and sirens wailing, LAPD Officers Garrett Breegle and Paul Rodriguez were hurtling into law enforcement's future.

Maybe hurtling is not the right word. Breegle and Rodriguez were doing all of 10 mph as they patrolled the area between downtown's toy and flower districts.

They were aboard Space Age-looking scooters that have come to symbolize the high-tech turn that police work is taking in Los Angeles.

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