NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Michele Gillen) Deaths and injuries resulting from police high- speed pursuits discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Pursuit specialist Geoffrey ALPERT - says police ofr.'s most lethal weapon is his/her car.] [National Police Fndn. spokesperson Hubert WILLIAMS - comments on unnecessary pursuit.] Most pursuits noted due to traffic violations. Case of New Jersey teenager Desiree LaCrosse discussed. [Victim's father Gerald LaCROSSE - comments on needless death of his daughter.] [Seaside Heights, New Jersey, police chief Anthony SCHREMMER - comments on training for pursuit.] Lack of training in pursuit situations noted. [Fairfax Cnty., Virginia, police chief John GRANFIELD - says police need training.] [SCHREMMER - says pursuit is necessary.] [Baltimore, MD, police spokesperson Dennis HILL - says high-speed pursuit has been banned here.] Helicopters noted being used to track assailants; scenes shown. [Attorney Dan GARNER - says police are to serve and protect.] Pursuit case in New Orleans, Louisiana, discussed. [LaCROSSE - says policy kills.]
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