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New York City / Police Corruption, Work Slowdown #99923

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill O'Reilly) Police officers' work slowdown in protest over police chief's crackdown on corruption within department examined; scenes shown. Funeral today for ofr. Brian O'Regan who committed suicide after arrest for extortion in drug investigation noted; number other officers indicted for bribery in Brooklyn precinct drug scandal case recalled. [Mayor Edward KOCH - explains purpose of new rotation plan.] Econ. impact of officers' work slowdown outlined on screen. [Police union president Philip CARUSO - explains officers' position.] O'Regan's explanation for corruption quoted on screen. ["Serpico" author Peter MAAS - feels hopelessness and greed lead to officers' downfall.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Reilly, Bill

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