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Criminal Justice / Computer Errors #289035

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Impact of computer errors by police on innocent people arrested here examined. [Odell JONES - recalls arrest.] [James WILLIAMS - describes wrongful arrests, police beatings.] [Ray SMITH - notes police advice that he change his name or leave state due to several false arrests.] Basis of police department's computer errors explained. [Public interest attorney Lucas GUTTENTAG - notes extent of wrongful arrests in cnty.] Center for Law in Public Int. reported filing suit against city's police department calling for revision of computer program to prevent such wrongful arrests. [Police spokesperson commander William BOOTH - will fight lawsuit.] [WILLIAMS - notes soc. and psychological impact of false arrests on his life.] [GUTTENTAG - calls for improved police technology.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Rather, Dan;
Shepard, Gary

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