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Philadelphia / Police Corruption #538361

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 29, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Major police corruption investigation here examined; background to FBI undercover inquiry explained. [INFORMANT - decries state of affairs.] Conviction of several officers last year on conspiracy and extortion chgs. recalled followed by Mayor Wilson Goode's appointed of new police commissioner and deputy police commissioner James Martin in effort to clean up department Martin reported now chgd. with extortion and racketeering; testimony of prosecution witness former captain Joseph Elvero outlined, discussed. Elvero's implication of former ofr. Albert Ricci noted; their reported conversation quoted on screen. Ricci noted now government informant; his testimony against Martin considered. Apparent extent of continued investigation noted. [FBI special agent Wayne ALFORD - expects investigation to continue indefinitely.] No. officers notified of suspicion and pending terminations mentioned.
REPORTER: Paul Altmeyer Artist: Steve Werblun

Altmeyer, Paul;
Palmer, John

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