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October 25, 1999 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alton White still remembers what apologetic New York police officers said when they set him free: He was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. On a hot July afternoon, the black star of "Ragtime" on Broadway was arrested in the lobby of his Harlem apartment building, along with five other men. Police were looking for several males suspected of dealing drugs, but they handcuffed everyone in the vestibule and took them down to the local precinct for questioning.
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October 25, 1999 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alton White still remembers what apologetic New York police officers said when they set him free: He was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. On a hot July afternoon, the black star of "Ragtime" on Broadway was arrested in the lobby of his Harlem apartment building, along with five other men. Police were looking for several males suspected of dealing drugs, but they handcuffed everyone in the vestibule and took them down to the local precinct for questioning.
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