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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1981
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(Studio) Report issued by Civil Rights Commission recalled warning about impact of continued police brutality.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(McAllen, Texas) McAllen, Texas, police brutality, recorded on police department videotapes, shown, discussed. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson James HARRINGTON - expresses revulsion at tapes.] Background to civil rights suit, brought by Harrington, given. [HARRINGTON - notes lack of action against convicted policy officers] [Police Captain Jim BORMAN - says city officials knew of tapes as early as 1978.] Federal grand jury reported investigating conduct of city officials. [Mayor Othal BRAND - denies any wrongdoing or cover-up.] Alleged basis of brutality outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Schieffer, Bob

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