‘Dragnet’ was straight up LAPD propaganda, on national TV for years
Jacqui Shine

“ The department further blurred the lines between Friday’s world and their own by treating entertainer Webb like an actual cop”

That was true in many ways. On occasions when an LAPD squad car patrolling the city streets pulled over a Cadillac for erratic driving and saw that the driver was Jack Webb, instead of arresting him for DUI the standard procedure was to provide him an escort home.

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