CS 2 - Undercover surviellance film shows policeman taking envelope. Tape machine runs. Commission attorney Michael F. Armstrong states probe reveals there is extensive corruption problem in NYC Police Department.
OUTS - Knapp says he believes effective steps have been taken to correct the problem of police corruption. He says the policeman's job is the most important in society and that police officers face physical danger and moral pressure. He says the objectives for taking money are clear: through bribes policemen can make more than their yearly salary. Chief counsel Armstrong outlines areas to be covered during hearings, including illegal activities, gambling, prostitution, and loan sharking. Text of surveillance recordings seen projected via slides as audio is heard relating to protection of brothel madam Xaviera Hollander. Two members of the commission are seen. Tape machine shown playing audio of surveillance tapes. Cutaways of press and commission members. Ken Alvord notes in standupper that testimony heard today relates to individual cases.
(Combined with ID # 70318)
Film: 16mm, color, rev. with mag stripe and silent pix
Footage: 1185 ft: CS 1 - 151 ft & fc trk and two 1/4" tapes of surveillance recordings
CS 2 - 69 ft dupe pix & fc trk and two 1/4" tapes of surveillance recordings
OUTS - 965 ft sof and sil pix
Note: Knapp Commission members include chairman Whitman Knapp, Joseph Monserrat, Cyrus Vance, Franklyn Thomas and John Sprizzo.