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Detroit Police / Layoffs #482883

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 25, 1975
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(Studio) Detroit police caught in middle of city's economy problems. Judge rules Mayor Coleman Young can't lay off officers partially financed with federal money.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Detroit, Michigan) Battle over police layoffs bitter. Racial discrimination and seniority system for layoffs at center of dispute. [Attorney James ANDARY - says if seniority used as basis for layoffs, it will have discriminatory effect on black officers.] [Police officers association Ron SEXTON - says it's not fault of association or officer on street that blacks and women not hired years ago.] Detroit's police to vote on plan to take 2 weeks off without wages and forego extra holiday pay so layoffs won't be necessary.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Paxton, Jack;
Snyder, Tom

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