NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1982
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Controversy surrounding police chief Daryl Gates instructions to officers on use of choke hold examined; number killed as result of hold and current condition of victim James Mincey described. [Mincey's attorney Michael MITCHELL - notes hold's use against blacks.] Gates' explanation of large number of blacks among choke hold victims quoted on screen; reaction to remarks noted. [GATES - defs. theory.] Mayor Tom Bradley said asking police commission to investigate.
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman
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