A Southern California police service is both praising and angering the new star logo on the flanks of its patrol vehicles, reports said.
The Laguna Beach Police Department, in Orange County, recently added an "American Flag" type lettering for the words "police" on the sides of the vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
A WOMAN SEEN LAUNCHING THE FLAG "THIN BLUE LINE & # 39; RESEARCH BY CALIFORNIA POLICE
However, Carrie Woodburn, a local artist, told The Times that the design was too "aggressive", saying she did not think she represented the community. Laguna Beach is a city of about 23,000 inhabitants, located about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
"People thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents," said designer Chris Prelitz. "This has had a very strong and striking impact, so much so that I think there could be unintended consequences."
Councilor Peter Blake was surprised by the reaction. He told the newspaper that some people fear that the design is of concern to immigrants in the region.
"People are actually pretty ridiculous to comment on our police cars carrying American flags," he said.
"People are actually ridiculous enough to comment on our police cars carrying American flags."
Lawyer Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said that she thought the police cars were "outstanding" and suggested that the opposition might have a political motive. She said that some people were so hated with regard to President Trump "that they can not see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle sporting the American flag is the ultimate expression of America ".
Police Cpl. Laguna Beach Ryan Hotchkiss said he only heard positive comments about the new design. Previously, all ministry vehicles were white, but now they are mostly black, with patriotic letters on white doors.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
The ministry acknowledged that the design was not being released exactly as planned and City Council announced that it would pick up the issue at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.
The Associated Press has contributed to this story.