I’ve been to the police museum in Paris and I thought trying the one in L.A. as well. The one in Paris goes back a few hundred years longer than the California one and has a real guillotine!There was much to see and their weekend hours are the 3rd Saturday of each month only. I loved the old posters of the LAPD magazine, BEAT.
Look at these uniforms from 1886:
If you wanted to call the police:
The cells were so depressing…
There were tons of different handcuffs but the painfully interesting ones were the “Thumbcuffs”!
Different vehicles from all eras were on display as well,
Even some pretty scary ones,
And of course the iconic LAPD bikes:
There were shrines to the “Onion field”, the “Bank of America shootout”, the SLA and Patty Hearst kidnaping:
My favorite of all were the badges.
One wonders why go to a police museum when the weather is almost always nice in L.A…