Suspects line up during a Los Angeles Police Department “show-up,” now known as a lineup, as victims or witnesses try to identify alleged crime perpetrators.
Los Angeles Police Department, 1950
1950’s Pachuco is pulled over NO IT’S NOT A MOVIE IT’S REAL ! It was on Vermont and 3rd in LA
Arline Walton, Los Angeles, 1951
Arline Walton breaking down while being questioned at the station by police just after her arrest. Walton killed her 4 month old son, stabbing the infant multiple times with a long blade while the child slept in his bassinet.
LAPD motorcycle cops, circa 1950s. Ralph Crane, photographer.
source: Google Life Archives
L.A. Confidential (1997)