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Swat Teams Controversy #307420

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Orlando, Florida: Peter Van Sant) Growing concern over ramifications for indiv. rights of police depts.' increase use of SWAT teams discussed; scenes shown. [OFR. - cites number peers shot last week] Polk Cnty., Florida, SWAT team's handling of raid on Winterhaven tavern cited as example of public's concern; details given. [WITNESSES - recall incident; equate it with Nazi- Germany Gestapo tactics.] [SWAT team spokesperson Dan MILLER - defs. their tactics.] Los Angeles SWAT team member recalled killing hostage having believed he was the suspect. [PLAINTIFF - comments.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Michelle IVY - believes such outfits overreact and negate individual rights.] [Police spokesperson John KNAPP - responds.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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