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Atlanta Police Department #303284

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Atlanta, Georgia) Issue of achieving and maintaining racial balance in city's police department examined; Mayor Andrew Young noted recently throwing out promotion tests given officers due to fewer number blacks passing than whites. [YOUNG - wants racial balance] [Fraternal Order of Police president Frank ROBERTS - criticizes mayor's action on test.] 1980 court order allowing one-time only promotions based on race recalled. [Detective Lary GILBERT - resents having test results thrown out; opposes racial bal. in police depts.] [YOUNG - believes tests are discriminatory.] [Urban Crisis Center president Dr. Charles KING - thinks Young's action was mistake; explains.] Probable legal challenge to Young mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Whitaker

Spencer, Susan;
Whitaker, Bill

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