NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1968
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(Studio) 12 shots fired into Black Panther headquarters in California. Police Chief Chas. Gain says told shots came from police car and he suspends 2 officers
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Oakland, California) Shooting occurs 24 hrs. after Panther leader, Huey P. Newton, found guilty of manslaughter. Hdqtrs. shown. [Cecil JOHNSON - describes seeing police car fire on headquarters They made 2 passes; shot 6 shots 1st time.] [Panther leader Eldridge CLEAVER - says Oakland police doing this all along. Have witnesses to it. Have to drive dogs out of community.] [GAIN - describes police being informed of shooting. Found 2 officers were implicated and they were suspended and charged with violation of penal code section 246. (Photos of suspects, Richard Williams and Robert Farrell shown.) Ofrs. discharged. Actions were of 2 individuals, not of whole police department] War between Panthers and police since group founded. Shootings in Apr., October and now cited. Police not Panthers, lost cool after trial.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham