squad car

noun

Definition of squad car

: a police automobile connected with headquarters by a two-way radio

called also black-and-white, cruiser, prowl car

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USA Today reported that some protesters were throwing bottles at police, and others allegedly damaged a squad car. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "A Chicago Protest Against Police Brutality Turned Violent," 15 July 2018 However, police reports from responding officers indicate other squad cars that responded to the parking lot had working video cameras. Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora cops release more video from scene of police shooting, aren't providing dash cam footage yet," 19 Apr. 2018 Police now have license-plate readers, which are mounted on squad cars and use optical-character-recognition technology to record license-plate numbers. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, "Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?," 22 Sep. 2014 But additional body camera and squad car videos showed the moments after officers used a stun gun on him. Washington Post, "Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest," 19 June 2018 Santiago then moves Harris off camera, to the sidewalk on the passenger side of the squad car. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A driver was stopped and arrested, violently, over the color of his car. His lawsuit is finally headed to a resolution.," 14 June 2018 Aurora police officers were conducting traffic enforcement in unmarked and marked squad cars near Liberty Street and Station Boulevard on Thursday, police said. Megan Jones, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora teens charged with breaking into vehicles at Fox Valley Mall," 10 July 2018 Video of the confrontation shows an officer approached Brown around 2 a.m. When their conversation becomes tense, the officer calls more squad cars for help and eventually eight officers are standing around Brown. Ivan Moreno, Houston Chronicle, "Bucks guard Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest," 19 June 2018 Video of the confrontation shows an officer approached Brown around 2 a.m. When their conversation became tense, the officer called more squad cars for help and eventually eight officers were standing around Brown. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown sues police for excessive force during stun-gun arrest," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of squad car

1938, in the meaning defined above

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