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News Release

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Media Relations

Black and Whites in the Sky

What:
New LAPD Helicopters introduced

When:
Thursday, March 20, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Where:
Piper Technical Building Heliport
555 Ramirez Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Chief William J. Bratton
Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli, Special Operations Bureau
Captain Michael Williams, Commanding Officer Air Support Division

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department is introducing new helicopters to it’s fleet. The helicopters have been painted “black and white” and were debuted in February 2008 in Houston, Texas, at the Annual Helicopter Association International Convention. The LAPD’s paint scheme received rave reviews from thousands of convention attendees.

Members of the media are also invited to attend the Air Support Divisional Inspection scheduled at 8:00 a.m. prior to the News Conference.

For further information contact Media Relations at 213-485-3586.

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