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Hemphill, Texas / Prison Death #318354

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Hemphill, Texas, police chief and two deps. shown being indicted for beating prisoner to death in county jail. Victim reported black Loyal Garner; photograph shown. Grand jury reported indicting police officials for violating Garner's civil rights; details given. [TOWNSPEOPLE - comment on police racism.] Town officials reported denying racism factor in killing. FBI mentioned investigating matter. Fed. prosecutor quoted. [US attorney Robert WORTHAM - comments on situation.] [Sheriff Blan GREER - cites shock.] Possible civil rights violations reported being investigated.

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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