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Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street station buffed badges and shined shoes in preparation for their first divisional inspection in seven years Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The inspection came as the LAPD faced criticism for the recent videotaped beating of a car-theft suspect and as commanders sought to boost morale and keep officers focused on daily tasks. Most 77th officers chase radio calls in more casual short-sleeved blues or work as plain-clothes detectives. For them, inspection day meant pulling out uniforms they hadn't worn in months or years. Many . . .

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