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Houston Police / Wire Tapping FBI #482838

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) In DC, House subcommittee opens hearings into charges that some Houston, Texas, police engaged in illegal wiretapping and federal officials knew about it but did nothing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Houston police chief accuses FBI of covering up and encouraging unauthorized wiretaps by local police. [Chief Carrol LYNN - says he was told FBI did nothing about wiretaps.] Former United States attorney in Houston states FBI did nothing because it didn't want to ruin rapport with local police. [Representative Herman BADILLO - asks former United States attorney about rapport.] [Former United States attorney Anthony FARRIS - says he had heard that some FBI agents present during some illegal wiretapping.] Following hearing, FBI refuses comment.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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