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Houston Police Department Scandal / Lynn Arrest #53381

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1978
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(Studio) Houston's (Texas) reputation as growing, cosmopolitan city noted. City's police department's growing reputation for corruption and racism reported, citing exs. of recent conviction of 3 former officers for violating rights of Mex.-American in custody and today's arraignment of 2nd-ranking official for obstruction of justice.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Houston, Texas) Houston police chief Harry Caldwell's promise to policemen to take tarnish from badges stated. Report is on FBI arrest of deputy police chief Carrol Lynn for alleged extortion plot against oilman accused of violating Securities Act. Details of alleged extortion case and of Lynn's background given. Recent additional revelations with regard to Houston police department outlined. [CALDWELL - says there'll be no more scandals in department, that they'll be cast out until department is clean.] Attitude of Houston city leaders and residents described.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy (KTRK newsfilm)

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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