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Alongside 'Jack Webb''s Dragnet (1951), this is considered by many to be the most accurate TV show about the activities of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Many seasoned technical advisors worked on the show: Chic Daniel, an LAPD living legend who served +20 years in Metro Division (C-Platoon and SWAT) ; Robert Deamer, a gang enforcement expert who is one of the most decorated veteran of Special Enforcement Unit (ex-C.R.A.S.H.); and Officer Todd Rheingold, a highly skilled Special Weapons And Tactics operator.
The series was originally titled "Metro" which was the division where the show was originally going to be set. Then, the title was changed to "RHD/LA" which was used for the fall schedule announcement. CBS ordered the final title believing that people would be confused about what "RHD" stood for.
CBS cancelled the series after 10 episodes despite decent ratings. The remaining three unaired episodes premiered on the USA Network in April 2003.
Dennis Farina was once considered for the role of Lieutenant Sam Cole.
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This was a revision of L.A. Takedown, Michael Mann's previous attempt to launch a new TV show.
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In the episode "Free & Clear", real life Special Investigation Section detectives were given small parts on screen.
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The character of Officer Alton Davis, played by Mario Van Peebles in the episodes "A Life of its own" and "Alton Davis Redux", is based on famous Rampart Scandal whistle blower Rafael Antonio Perez. Just like Rafael Perez, Alton Davis got the same police background and occupation : Field Enforcement Section Undercover operations in the Rampart Division and moonlighting as a bodyguard for a famous Gangsta Rap Music Company.
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