Monday, October 26, 2009

Duck! Incoming!!

New front glass facade of Police station represents new transparency in the PD?

Who spews out this hooey? Worse yet, do they believe it?

Is it bullet-proof glass?

LA officials to unveil $437 Million police headquarters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department is officially being handed the keys to its new headquarters.

Local officials including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and outgoing police Chief William Bratton are scheduled to open the gleaming 10-story, $437 million downtown structure Saturday morning.

The so-called Police Administration Building will replace Parker Center four blocks away. The 1955 facility has outlived its service life and is likely to be demolished.

Voters in 2002 approved a bond measure for new police facilities, and construction began on the new headquarters in 2007.

The new building features a broad glass front police say represents a new era of transparency for a department once resistant to public scrutiny.