NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1977
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(Studio) Philadelphia's mayor is former police chief and doesn't want women police officers on streets.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Mayor Frank Rizzo opposes policewomen on street duty. Federal judge orders new recruits class canceled for lack of women recruits and policewomen claim harassment. [Attorney Helen McCAFFREY - says harassment is in petty things; cites exs.] [Policewoman Penelope BRACE - cites unusual assignments given women.] City's chief legal officer defends policy. [Sheldon ALBERT - says it's not known how public would react to policewomen carrying out duties.] Federal judge has ordered city not to hire more police unless it hires more women.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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