[News Script: City Council] Part: 1 of 2
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Back in September, the Fort Worth police department
created a number of so-called "shotgun squads", in an
effort to curb armed robberies. The M department wants
to continue the squads and city manager Brownlee says
the request is justified, because the squads
have helped reduce _
armed robberies. Under the setup,
off-.duty officers are stationed near, or inside,
businesses which might be robbed.
The 22 thousand
dollars is needed for overtime pay. The request is
approved by council members and the "shotgun squads"
will continue their r
hijackers. In other
action, the council approves the purchase of ten intox-
imeters, demonstrated here by crime lab director
Wendell Sowell. The devices, which cost two hundred
dollars each, are designed to determine whether or not
a suspect is intoxicated. The suspect blows into a
balloon and chemicals determine the degree of M
content. The tests, to be conducted by field sergeants,
will be voluntary.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: City Council], item, December 28, 1964; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc969875/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.