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New computer for LAPD's Hollywood Division
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Sergieff, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Hollywood Station Captain, Robert Smitson along with dignitaries who worked to get a computer system to the Hollywood station to fight the prostitution crime, speak at the ceremony in front of the police station. The $90,000 computer will be used to keep track of pertinent information of arrested prostitutes who in the past escaped through the system by giving false names.
Photograph caption dated July 14, 1983 reads, "Keeping track of streets may be easier for the LAPD's Hollywood division with help from a new computer, donated by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Capt. Robert Smitson speaks at unveiling ceremony. The system will help police retrieve fingerprint records on prostitutes and identity repeat offenders."
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 35 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department
Computers--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Police stations--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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