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Disorderly Conduct Arrests #296352

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Court examination of police arrest procedures ntnwide. examined. [Plaintiff Angel MARTINEZ - describes police treatment.] Basis of Martinez' Chicago case explained; Edward Lawson's win before Supreme Court in case involving right not to identification self when stopped by police recalled. Federal judge's ruling that Chicago police unlawfully arrested and chgd. hundreds with disorderly conduct examined. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Harvey GROSSMAN - notes implications of fed. court's ruling for blacks, Hispanics.] Details of Chicago case reviewed. [Former police superintendent Richard BRZECZEK - defs. procedure.] Chicago police said ordered to destroy arrest forms for thousands and notify those arrested of their right to sue city. [OFR. - anticipates long, involved process.] [Northwestern Univ. spokesperson Wes SKOGAN - notes dual demands of society on police.] [Community leader Katie ARTZER - fears summer violence without police authority.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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