CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 08, 1983
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(Studio) Justice Department noted seeking dismissal of New Orleans police department's quota plan for affirmative action hiring.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) History of department's quota system and opposition to it by white, female and Hispanic officers recalled; basis of Justice Department's suit quoted on screen. [Civil rights chief William Bradford REYNOLDS - believes quotas violate Constitution; explains.] [Attorney Ron WILSON - fears Justice Department is backing away from enforcing civil rights.] Reagan administration's stance on quotas recalled.
REPORTER: Rita Braver
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