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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THIRD SICCT10N Alberta, Wednesday, August 25, PAGES 29-28 THE WOES OF WEE WILLIE ll could all the worreis of ihe world, or just a weight problem causing all those premature wrinkles on the face of Little Willie, a black rhinocerous, as he slumps despondenly in his cage at the Bristol Zoo, At any rale, he's not exactly bubbling over with joy. New York City police v A brace for ugly scandal CJ d By ANTHONY GOODMAN NEW YORK (neuter) The New York City police depart- ment is bracing for an ugly scandal with the publication shortly of a report detailing the involvement of corrupt officers in the narcotics, gambling and prostitution rackets. Police Commissioner Patrick Murphy, who took over as head of the department last September, has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with Ihe failure of some of his lcp commanders to root out graft. "They haven't been doing Uieir job as far as integrity is concerned, and I'm fed up. be (old reporters only last week- end. He indicated an immintnt shakeup in the upper echelons of the force. Monday, he uVlJvcrcd the message in person to several hundred senior police officers at a closed-door meeting at the po- lice academy. He warned heads would roll if the top brass failed to root oul, corruption in their commands. In a radio interview lal'jr Monday, Murphy said literally dozens of police officers have accepted bribes from narcotics pushers in recent yrirs to turn a blind eye lo drug traffic. He said the sum was not an exaggerated figure. Several high-ranking police offi- cials have refused to fill out questionnaires about their finan- cial status. HAVE AN IDEA New Yorker s. meanwhile, have bad a forelaslc of what to expect hen a blue ribbon panel, called the Commission (o Investigate Alleged Police Cor- ruplion. makes ils final report in October. Headed by .1 Wall Slroct law- yer, Percy Whitman Knapp. the so-called K n a p p commission was set by Mayor John Lind- say in May. 11I7H. following newspapers reports of wide- spread police graft. fn an interim report in July i this year the five-man panel said it found evidence that sonic policemen were guilty