ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 1980
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(Studio) Racial conflict in Miami, Florida, last year recalled. Alleged fatal beating of Arthur McDuffie and later acquittal of 4 police involved in event recalled as cause of riots. Today, another policeman acquitted of federal charges of violating McDuffie's civil rts. following trial in San Antonio, Texas.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(San Antonio, Texas) Charles Veverka's trial outcome reported Scenes shown. [VEVERKA - believes justice done; recalls admission of guilt; hopes no trouble results.] Costs of trial to Veverka family noted. Other indictments said questionable.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
(Miami, Florida) [Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference Ray FAUNTROY - calls verdict permission for whites to mistreat blacks.] [Marvin DUNN - expected verdict; hopes for calm.] [Miami police chief Bobby JONES - assesses situation.]
REPORTER: David Garcia (WPLG tape)
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