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Texas / Police Shooting #318208

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Dallas, Texas: Bob McNamara) Memorial service for Dallas police ofr. John Chase shown. Details given of vagrant shooting Chase. [Dallas police department sergeant Carroll PREWITT - prays.] Police noted protesting Dallas city cncl.'s allegations of excessive force and police brutality. [Corporal Artie CHRISTIAN - says city council pulled trigger too.] Chase's murder reviewed; scenes shown. Murderer Carl Williams noted being mentally ill and killed on scene. [Dallas police chief Billy PRINCE - says crowd urged Williams to shoot Chase.] Dallas police department's reputation discussed. [Dallas mayor Annette STRAUSS - says mentally ill and criminals must be taken into custody.] Demonstrations shown protesting killing of police officers City council reported being accused of creating hostility toward police. [Dallas city councilman Al GONZALEZ - comments on situation.] Difficulties of handling increase number of homeless and mentally ill noted.

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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