NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1975
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(Studio) Los Angeles cnclman. calls for investigation of police commission because police destroyed evidence relating to 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Authorities pressured for more information
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Acting police chief Darrell Gates has taken most of heat. [GATES - says much of this study is frivolous and drain on the taxpayer.] Film shows Kennedy in June of 1968. Killed on June 5 after winning California primary. Sirhan Sirhan convicted of murder; in prison. [Interested citizen Lillian CASTELLANO - says Bob Ferris on KNX radio described bullet holes in hotel pantry. Seemed like too many bullets.] Chart shows police accounting of bullets and their trajectories and victims. Panels in ceiling with bullet holes are missing. [SPOKESPERSON - says panels and door jams destroyed June 27, 1969.] Gun shown. [Ex-Representative Allard LOWENSTEIN - says refiring of gun will help with study.] Case being reopened.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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