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Minister Don Muhammad at a press conference
[Press conference on Silver Shield case]
Original Airdate: 1/10/1986

Length: 00:20:15
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Francis "Mickey" Roache (Police Commissioner, City of Boston), Minister Don Muhammed (Roxbury community leader), Albert Sweeney (Boston Police Department), and Arthur Morgan (Boston Police Department) are present at a press conference to announce the results of the internal police investigation of the Silver Shield Club rape case. Roache reviews the details of the case. Roache says that Sweeney conducted a thorough investigation which turned up no witnesses or victim. Roache says that there is no evidence that a sexual assault ever took place at the Silver Shield Club. Roache adds that police have identified a suspect in the murder of Lucia Kai (Roxbury resident). Sweeney talks about the investigation. Sweeney says that all of the officers involved in the case passed a polygraph examination. He adds that the investigation is closed. The panelists answer questions from the media. Muhammad says that he is satisfied with the police investigation. He adds that Kai's murderer must be found. Roache says that the investigation will be reopened if compelling evidence is found. Roache will not comment on Kai's murder except to say that police have not found probable cause to link their suspect to the murder. Sweeney notes that Richard Armstead (Boston Police Department) was not asked to take a polygraph test because he was not a witness to the alleged sexual assault. He adds that the officers involved have been cleared of all accusations. Sweeney says that Armstead and William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) have both conducted themselves in a professional manner. Sweeney notes that no victims or witnesses have come forward. Sweeney continues to talk about details of the case. He says that it is difficult to trace the origins of the rumors that sparked the allegations.

Format : Tape 4308   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 102118 
VHS cassette 103516 
Betacam cassette 103520 
digital betacam cassette 103519 

Subject : Keywords
Police - Silver Shield Case

Subject : Personal Names
Armstead, Richard
Celester, William
Dunn, William
Garcia, Jose
Gleason, Nancy
Kai, Lucia
Kennefick, William
Morgan, Arthur
Muhammad, Don
Roache, Francis "Mickey"
Sweeney, Albert

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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