CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1980
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(Studio) Police reported downplaying apparent racial incident in Tampa, Florida; details given. Official death toll in Miami after recent racial violence there stemming from acquittal of 4 whites in murder trial of black busman. reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Miami, Florida) Current situation in Miami examined; films shown. [Dade Cnty. public safety director Bobby JONES - comments.] Vandalism by city policemen detailed; films shown. Damage estimates mentioned.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
(Studio) President Carter recalled sending Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti to Florida in effort to resolve civil rights problems underlying the violence.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Miami, Florida) Civiletti's assessment of situation outlined. [CIVILETTI - notes community feels double standard of justice exists.] Measures announced to begin rectifying situation outlined, include establishment of special office under supervise of state attorney Janet Reno. Black complaints about Reno cited. [RENO - discusses situation.] Grand jury reported convening here tomorrow to begin Justice Department's investigation.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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