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American Agenda (Drugs: Industry's Use of Private "Investigators)" #128847

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 29, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Kathleen delaski) Use of private investigators by corporate America to spy on drug use by employees featured; details given of various cases in which undercover agents have been used by businesses to track drug use. [Undercover detective "TOM"- lists where employees go to use drugs.] [Confidential Management, Incorporated, Peyton SCHUR - cites number of drug users he has caught.] [Northern California metals plant manager Ed WEILAND - says we wanted to insure worker safety by looking for drug use.] [Plant employee Jerry ZAGINDLE, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Lewis MALTBY - says you can be fired without recourse.] [San Diego superior court Judge Frederick LINK - comments.] [In San Diego, hospital worker "JEFF"- says undercover investigator pushed him into selling drugs.] [Scripps Hospital Michael BARDON - defends investigation.] Absence of licensing and testing of private investigators in many states and lack of federal supervision reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
delaski, Kathleen

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