LAPD Chief to Address Theft of Police Cruisers; Source Says 2 Police Cadets May Have Had Role

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The LAPD is investigating the possible role of two juvenile police cadets in the theft and crashing of two cruisers in South L.A., law enforcement sources said.

Police Chief Charlie Beck has scheduled a news conference on the incident for Thursday afternoon.

The Los Angeles police cruisers were stolen late Wednesday night and led officers on a winding chase that ended abruptly when both SUVs crashed in separate locations.

Two males and one female — all juveniles — were apprehended, according to police. None has been publicly identified.

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