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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1978
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(Studio) Report of accusation of favoritism by Atlanta, Georgia, public safety commissioner noted. Details, include cheating on tests by police officers, cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) 1974 appointed of Reginald Eaves by Maynard Jackson recalled. Film shown. William Taylor's charge that Eaves made tests for advancement available to some black policemen before the tests were given noted. Taylor filmed. Findings by attys. with regard to Eaves' actions noted. Role of lie-detector tests cited. Eaves said charged with lying under oath. [EAVES - maintains he is innocent.] [Maynard JACKSON - says earlier preferential treatment for whites on police force may be factor in his decision with regard to Eaves.] Racial aspect of situation noted.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones (WSB-TV film)

Chancellor, John

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