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Houston / Police Civil Rights Violation Case #256731

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1978
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(Studio) Report on conviction of 3 former Houston policemen accused of violating civil rights of Mex.-American who drowned while in their custody.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Background of case involving alleged beating of Joe Campos Torres, which resulted in his drowning, by officers Terry Wayne Denson, Stephen Orlando and Joseph Janish given. Films shown; previous state trial of 2 officers and demands of local Mex.-Americans for Justice Department probe noted. [Houston United States attorney Tony CANALES - thinks justice served.] [Victim's mother Margaret TORRES - feels happy because she wanted justice and doesn't want this to happen again.] Past charges of brutality against Houston Police Department noted.
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy (KHOU-TV) Artist: Harris Milam

Cronkite, Walter

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