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Police Strike / New Mexico / Crime #38273

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 19, 1975
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(Studio) Albuquerque police officers to discuss grievances with federal mediator. On strike since July 12.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Albuquerque, NM) [SPKR. - says lives and property police force saves could be yours.] 60% force resign; want higher wages and more job security. [STRIKING POLICE - try to convince nonstriker to join strike.] 100 still working. Police want 12% raise; city offers 8%. [MAN - says back in cave without police protection.] [WOMAN - says they should have living wage.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker (KOAT-TV)

(Studio) No. of crimes not incrd. Criminals may be more afraid of gun-toting citizens.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted

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