NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1972
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(Studio) Law enforcement group makes public study of Chicago police. Part of Northwestern University study. Research shows during period police killed 79 persons, 59 black. 19 Chicago policemen killed in same period not mentioned in study.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Study shows killings by police higher in Chicago than in other larger cities: 3 times more than NYC; 3 times more than LA. 3 times more than Detroit; 1 1/2 times more than Philadelphia. Study says blacks 6 times as likely to be killed as whites. Police misconduct reported in 37% cases. [Study group chairperson, Marshall PATNER - calls Chicago police "trigger-happy society."] [Joseph PECORARO, president, Patrolmens Association - refers to police murders.] High rate of police slayings in Chicago cited. Police Chief James Conlisk defends department action.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson