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Memphis Police #259831

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 06, 1978
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(Studio) United States Civil Rts. Commission actions with regard to police department in Memphis, Tennessee reported United Ntns. said investigating. Earlier strike recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) Report by advisory committee of United States Civil Rts. Commission noted. Report quoted with regard to misconduct and lack of control of police. [US Commission on Civil Rts. Bobby DOCTOR - says community relations with police bad.] Poor and blacks said victims of police brutality and intimidation. [Advisory commission Jocelyn WURZBURG - says brutality and discourtesy reported] No specific instances said cited by report Mayor Wyeth Chandler's negative response reported Threat of cutoff of federal funds to city due to discrimination noted. United Nations subcommittee hearing on human rts. violations said to be sparked by study. Is noted as 1st time United Nations has investigated human rts. record of American city.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce
Duration:
00:02:10

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