CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1979
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(Studio) Use of force by Los Angeles police said being questioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Shooting death of Eula Love by police said causing uproar. Love's reaction against police, called after she hit gas company collector with shovel, reported After being threatened with butcher knife, police rptdly. shot and killed Love. [Watts NEIGHBOR - chgs. excessive reaction by police.] Protests reported Record of deaths by police shootings noted. [Rev M. MERRIWEATHER - won't accept it.] Los Angeles District Attorney rptd calling death "justifiable homicide." [Los Angeles police chief Daryl GATES - urges citizens to stop violent approach.] Mayor Bradley's police commission said chging. police- prematurely drew weapons. [GATES - on closed circuit TV, blames press. Notes media action against CIA, FBI Says now Los Angeles police are target. Denies racism. Blames Channel 7 TV; urges public stop viewing it.] ["Herald Examiner" editor James BELLOWS - claims response to public pressure.] Gates' resignation said now sought by some. District Attorney said reopening investigation of Love case.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater (KNXT newstape) (Police Department tape)