Police brutality

September 17, 1996

Yesterday, President Clinton received the endorsement of the National Fraternal Order of Police. The coveted nod from the FOP will help the Democratic incumbent fortify his get-tough on crime image. The FOP decided to back the President because of his positions on gun control, putting 100,000 more cops on the streets and pension reform. Both Clinton and Dole yesterday put the issues of violent crime and drugs in the spotlight, but neither breathed a word about an issue on the minds of some in New York City this week: police brutality. A judge in the Bronx is hearing the case of a police officer charged with criminally negligent homicide in the killing of a young man named Anthony Baez. WBAI’s Jose Santiago won a National Federation of Community Broadcasters Award for his coverage of the Baez case and joins us now.