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Artist: New DPD cruiser logo is not my picture

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Controversy tonight over the picture of Detroit's skyline plastered all over those new police cars and ambulances.

Take a look at the side-by-side comparison of the original photo and the one used in the new police car designs.

They do look quite similar.

Earlier today, Detroit artist Bobby Alcott posted on his Facebook page that the image was his and that it was being used without his permission.

On his post, Alcott said: "Detroit is unveiling 100 new police cars right now -- and the Downtown Detroit Partnership, who has donated $8 million to lease the cars to the City, has STOLEN MY PHOTO to use on the cars. I'm REALLY SICK of being ripped off."

However, hours later, Alcott then posted on his Facebook page: "I'm thrilled to say that they are NOT using my photo! They bought a photo from a Canadian artist, from what I understand. That being said, the Downtown Detroit Partnership is still responsible for using my photo for the mockups and rollouts that they disseminated across the media for months. However, when it came to the cars, they evidently did it right."

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