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San Jose Bans TV Filming of Police Raids

December 17, 1986 GMT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ City officials reacted to the furor over a Geraldo Rivera television special showing the arrest of an innocent man by banning TV crews from photographing police raids.

More concern should be shown for the rights of citizens in the community, City Manager Gerald Newfarmer said Tuesday.

Newfarmer had demanded an investigation after a drug raid here was shown on the syndicated special, ″American Vice: The Doping of a Nation,″ broadcast Dec. 2.

One of the two men arrested was released hours later.

″The press was so vehement in their attack on us for our participation in this thing that they cut their own throats,″ said police Sgt. Dwight Messimer.

The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to demand an apology from Rivera for calling east San Jose ″the ghetto side of town″ on the show.