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Ten O'Clock News; Silver Shield rape


David Boeri reports on the ongoing investigation of the Silver Shield rape case. Boeri reviews the facts of the case and the allegations involved. The US Attorney's Office has called in all witnesses to testify before a grand jury. Interview with Peter Dowd (attorney for William Dunn and William Kennefick), who says that police officers Dunn and Kennefick have been cleared in three separate investigations of the case. Boeri reports on his discovery of two unidentified police officers who have information about the case. Boeri notes that the two witnesses have not come forward for fear of reprisals. Boeri interviews an unidentified man in a darkened room. The man talks about the case. Boeri reports that Reverend Bruce Wall was subpoenaed to testify as a result of an investigation by The Ten O'Clock News. Boeri's report includes footage of Wall and photographs and footage of the officers involved. Boeri reports that no new witnesses have been called to testify.

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Ten O'Clock News

Silver Shield rape

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Criminal investigation
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
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