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The city of Los Angeles has four main police departments under its control: the famous LAPD, Airport Police, Harbor Police and General Services Police. The latter, which is proposed to be folded into the LAPD, is in charge of city owned buildings and most parks, but in our experience, it's the policing agency with the most tone-deaf cops. We once witnessed two officers give Councilmember Paul Krekorian a hard time for bringing a guest into City Hall for a meeting during after hours. LAist has tried reaching out to its Chief in the past with no success. Officers manning the entrance to City Hall are usually not paying attention during night hours (walk in and they won't even notice you until you speak up). And today, an officer apparently blocked a reporter from taking photos at a public meeting.