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Knapp Commission / Police Graft / New York City #12955

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 20, 1971
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(Studio) Knapp Commission conts. study of police graft in NYC.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Plainclothesmen guard policeman William R. Phillips while he testifies. [PHILLIPS - cites 6th division payoffs as $1,500 per month per man.] An unwritten rule says don't take bribes from narcotics, prostitution or weapons. [PHILLIPS - says money now taken re: narcotics.] Police on all levels to be indicted after hearings over.
REPORTER: John Johnson

(NYC) Police have cooperated with study. Police commissioner Patrick V. Murphy made corruption target. 40 already dismissed. [MURPHY - says corrupt policeman telling very long story to get best deal for self. He'll try to show his behavior is commonplace.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

Jackson, Gregory;
Johnson, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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