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Black Panthers-Police / FBI and Federal Study #201690

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1969
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(Studio) Attorney General Mitchell names special team of Justice Department attys, to investigate Black Panther killings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 3 of team are black; all vets of civil rights cases, [Assistant Attorney General Jerris LEONARD - explains controversy with regard to shootout deaths. Mitchell believes, with me and United States attorney, Thomas Foran, that study is only way to clear up incident. December Il study unproductive because several involved refused to cooperate.] Uncooperative: Panthers and Illinois Attorney, Edward Hanrahan. He rptdly. refused to make men available for FBI unless he had hand in study. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover urges Grand Jury to investigate.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Schoumacher, David

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