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Flag Design to Stay on Laguna Beach Police Cars

The city initially went for a more muted stars-and-stripes design.

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    Flag Design to Stay on Laguna Beach Police Cars
    Laguna Beach Police Department via AP
    This undated photo provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department shows their newly decorated Police SUV patrol vehicles in Laguna Beach, Calif. An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police cars is dividing a small coastal city in Southern California. Some people in Laguna Beach feel the flag design is too aggressive while others are astonished that anyone would object to the American flag, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday, April 13, 2019.

    Laguna Beach is keeping the U.S. flag on its police cars after considering whether to tone down the red, white and blue design.

    The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to retain a new logo for its 11 police vehicles that uses stars and stripes running through the word "police" on the doors.

    Some in the small, artsy coastal community thought the decal was garish while others were surprised that anyone would object to the American flag.

    The council considered whether to keep the new design or choose another.

    Virtually everyone in the crowded council chamber raised their hand when asked if they supported the design.

    The council agreed earlier this year to repaint its squad cars in black and white with the stars and stripes running through the word "police" on the doors.

    The city has 11 police vehicles.