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California / Small Town Police #582861

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 25, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(McFarland, California: Diana Koricke) Removal of local police in small towns of Mendota, California, and McFarland, California, due to budget constraints featured; scenes shown. Mendota's lack of local police and reliance on county sheriff's deputies noted. [Mendota, Mayor Robert SILVA - says drastic cuts were necessary.] [Two CITIZENS - comment on deputies.] [Fresno County sheriff's department Lieutenant Greg BURTON - says they enforce the law in a more even-handed way.] [WOMAN - comments.] McFarland's local police force said to be in its last week of operation. [McFarland police chief Vito GIUNTOLO - comments.] [Store owner Walt GURTSEN, MAN - offer differing opinions on having local police department.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Koricke, Diana

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