ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Baltimore: Barry Serafin) Federal Communications Commission decision to set up a 311 telephone number for non-emergency police calls because the 911 system is overloaded featured. [National Association of Police Organizations Robert SCULLY - says the 911 system is draining the police.] The tragic case in which Kathleen Ginty was stabbed to death while 911 calls were put on hold cited as an example. [Victim's mother June GINTY - comments.] Baltimore, Maryland's development of the 311 program funded by a Justice Department grant noted; details given of how the non-emergency system works.
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