Definition of the Los Angeles Police Department from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Los Angeles Police Department

 
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the police department for the US city of Los Angeles, one of the largest police departments in the world with many divisions for crime and traffic, including the Air Support Division. The department has had problems with the racial prejudice of some of its officers, including the attack on Rodney King and statements by one officer at the trial of O J Simpson.