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Lucy Liu

Bulletproof Vest

for LAPD Tour of Inner City

10/26/2011 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
got some real life experience in the roughest parts of L.A. -- strapping on body armor for an LAPD ride-along ... all to prepare for a new role as a police officer.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Liu donned a bullet-proof vest and sat shotgun with an LAPD officer Friday evening ... as they toured some of the most gang-infested parts of Watts in a squad car. 

Liu -- who just took a role as an LAPD officer on the TNT cop drama, "Southland" -- was not involved in any police activity during her tour of the area, but we're told the actress is scheduled to participate in a more active ride-along in the near future.

As we previously reported, Liu's new co-star Michael Cudlitz also put in some time with the LAPD recently -- and actually responded to a call about a "man with a gun" during his ride-along.

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tgrfan42069    

so thats what the peoples tax money pays for..celebs to do ride alongs and play cop.

1030 days ago
2.

Jackie    

Whatever.

1030 days ago
3.

Carolina    

Dang! The one time I'm not home. :(

1030 days ago
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Bad Motherhugger    

The real news is that the LAPD actually responded to a call...

1030 days ago
5.

BaadBoy    

Nice looking lil chickie but totally unbelievable as a cop.

1030 days ago
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Superman    

Bankrupt California's tax dollars at work. I can understand a director or a writer observing police to get a feel for what it's like. But an actor has no business going on a "ride-along" with the police! All an actor needs to do is memorize their lines and follow the director's orders. All just a publicity stunt for the show and the police are catering to that nonsense!

1029 days ago
7.

STFUP    

Lucy who? *Yawn*
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Meh. I never really liked her or thought she was a particularly good actress. I won't be watching.

1029 days ago
8.

ladydiinpa    

she messed her face w/surgery

1029 days ago
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jeff p    

Please...you fu**in' poser.........I've ridden all night with the cops....we stopped "scary" looking cars...they told me to duck down....but i didn't wear no freaking bullet-proof vest.....I'm sure it will make her a better actress in a TV show nobody will watch..what a Hollywood jerk

1029 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

yah. she'd a probably been a whole lot safer in an ol beat up whooptie, or on a rickety ol jalopy bicycle. that's them rides the local crack delivery folk tend to use.

1029 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

I would love to bang the freckles right of her face with some good pounding from behind.

1029 days ago
12.

mark    

i'd smell her butt so hard, she wouldn't fart for a week!

1029 days ago
13.

Peter N    

A bullet vest is a requirement in LA. Southland is a great series I can certainly recommend it. Peter N

1029 days ago
14.

really?    

She should be ironing a shirt and giving a cheap manicure!

1028 days ago

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