These aren't cop cars being towed for illegal parking, although that would be pretty funny. They're props for the latest movie being filmed downtown, an action film called "S.W.A.T.: Fire-fight". Starring Robert Patrick of "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" fame, "S.W.A.T.: Fire-fight" is a sequel to the reportedly brutal action flick "S.W.A.T."
Crews have been filming at various locations throughout the city for the past few weeks, and the other day they were using a small lot in Cadillac Square as their home base. No actual filming was going on there, but it was pretty cool seeing their fleet of trailers with all sorts of equipment.
Just so you know, the story line in the movie involves an LAPD lieutenant transferring to Detroit to put a S.W.A.T. team through a training regimen when he finds himself the target of a homicidal genius who is protected by the government. No word on whether any of the scenes feature a party at the Manoogian Mansion. The movie is due out sometime in 2011.