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Black Policemen Report #12592

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 25, 1971
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(Studio) "New York Times" survey indicates efforts to recruit black policemen unsuccessful, due to negative image in black communities, racism in police forces. Pennsylvania files racial discrimination charges against Philadelphia police department
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) P. D. defends against charges by citing low % figures for other major cities; charges also claim discrimination in promotions, unfair tests, subjective investigations into backgrounds of black applicants. [Deputy Attorney General F. John HAGELE - says use of juvenile records illegal according to Pennsylvania law; unequal treatment of applications.] [Police Inspector Tommie FRYE - notes black applicants sought by everybody.] Injunction to demand % black policemen to equal % blacks in Philadelphia.
REPORTER: David Snell

Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David

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