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Police Graft / Knapp Commission / Hollander #213452

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1971
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(Studio) Wall Street attorney, Whitman Knapp's commission on police graft reported on.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Commission film shows police ofr., William R. Phillips, taking bribe. [PHILLIPS - says all plainclothesmen participated in "pad". If man doesn't want to be point of system, he's transferred.] [Police Commissioner Patrick V. MURPHY - says long story told by corrupt policeman, trying to get best deal for self.] [PHILLIPS - tells of finding bookmaking operation through informant and 2 prostitutes working there; asks for $3,000 to keep quiet.] Xaviera Hollander, 28, testified she paid Phillips for her brothel's protection, but got arrested anyway.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood (WCBS-TV)

(NYC) [HOLLANDER - says lenient to police payoffs because certain orgs. would be busted over and over without their protection. Everybody has to make living.]
REPORTER: Chris Borgen

(Studio) President Police Union calls hearing "Roman circus".
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Borgen, Chris;
Mudd, Roger;
Osgood, Charles

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