Skip to comments.LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report
Posted on 01/18/2018 1:43:31 PM PST by Zakeet
Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase of a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, the vehicles are being used for personal trips to grab lunch and -- in one instance -- a visit to a nail salon, according to a local report.
A CBS investigative team, which reviewed mileage logs and followed the BMWs when they left LAPD garages, found that officers appeared to have a loose interpretation of those guidelines.
One BMW went straight to a Yoshinoya drive-thru and returned to a police station, CBS reported. Another headed for Loyola Marymount University and picked up someone for a lunch date, and a third deployed to a nail salon for an hour-long manicure.
Police sources told the network that officers were reluctant to use the cars because they can only go about 80-100 miles on a charge.
The total cost of the three-year lease for the vehicles: approximately $1.4 million, plus another $1.5 million for the infrastructure to support the departments growing stable of electric vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"We should be thinking green in everything we do," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in 2016, adding that the move to electric vehicles would "also save money and resources."
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Money well spent by big city libtards ...
Only in Kalifornia....................
Police Officers just hate calling the station requesting a fresh battery to be sent out so they can get back
I would never believe this if it wasn’t California.
What? No donuts?
Meanwhile homeless encampments are as common as mushrooms after a spring rain.
[”We should be thinking green in everything we do,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in 2016]
Well, you certainly spent a lot of green $$$$$.
The old adage that said you can out run my cruiser but not my radio would not apply if their battery was drained and dead...Just saying
The WASTE, FRAUD & ABUSE throughout Democrat-controlled cities is an outrage!
I would think that using a city vehicle to go get your nails done is a crime.
They sure can save money if all they do is sit in the garage.
While taxing “CITEZEN” into poverty the anti-American governments of California squandered the taxes on propaganda garbage.
all govt employees are corrupt.
that is one bad motor finger.
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