NYPD ‘Green’ Squad Cars Turn Costly

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Going green is a problem for the NYPD blue.

The New York Police Department has nearly 60 gas-saving Nissan Altima hybrid cars. But the edges of the seats curl. So, when officers get out of the hybrid squad cars, their gun handles give them a painful poke in the hip.

Police officials say the cars will be given flatter seats and a lower center console.

The modification of the green squad cars will cost about $1,100 each.

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