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Narcotics Agents Raids / Collinsville, Illinois #25616

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1973
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(Studio) Narcotics agents break into 2 homes in Collinsville, Illinois,and rough up and terrorize inhabitants.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Collinsville, Illinois) Herbert Giglotto reenacts first moments of terror when 25 armed men burst into house while family sleeping. [GIGLOTTO - says agents handcuffed him and threw him across bed. Told him they were going to kill him, cursed at him and called his wife a bitch.] [Louise GIGLOTTO - was not allowed any self-respect. Says was laid across bed and handcuffederal Had only nightgown on.] [Herbert GIGLOTTO - says wife asked to be covered up but they wouldn't do it. Then agents discovered they had wrong house ] House of Mr. and Mrs. Don Askew also raided. Askew's unavailable for comment, but have filed suit against federal government Collinsville police confirm raids made without their knowledge and without benefit of search warrents. [Herbert GIGLOTTO - asks how agents could have made 2 mistakes in row, kicked down doors and threatened people. Agents had everything from sawed-off shotguns to pistols.] [Louise GIGLOTTO - says if this is way government operates there is little hope.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid (Studio) Yiles J. Ambrose, director Federal Drug Abuse Enforcement Agency, orders investigation of incident.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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