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Police Commissioner Francis "Mickey" Roache
[Anonymous witnesses in Silver Shield rape case]
Original Airdate: 12/2/1986

Length: 00:07:04
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports on the Silver Shield case. Boeri reviews the facts of the case and the allegations against the officers involved. Boeri's interview includes footage from an interview with Richard Armstead (Boston Police Department). Armstead talks about the case. Boeri notes that police officers William Dunn and William Kennefick were cleared of the allegations against them after a third investigation into the case by the Boston Police Department. Boeri's interview includes footage from a press conference with Francis "Mickey" Roache (Commissioner, Boston Police Department), Albert Sweeney (Boston Police Department), Arthur Morgan (Boston Police Department), and Minister Don Muhammad (Roxbury Community leader). Roache says that there is not evidence of a crime having been committed. Boeri reports that he has discovered two more police officers who have information on the case. The report includes footage of Boeri interviewing a man in a darkened room. The man's appearance and voice are altered. The man gives information about the rape at the Silver Shield Club. Boeri reports that the two witnesses have requested anonymity for fear of reprisals. He adds that the witnesses' story casts doubt on the story told by the accused officers. Boeri says that he will not reveal his sources. Boeri's reports is accompanied by footage and photographs of the officers involved in the case and by a photograph of Lucia Kai (murder victim).

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 4776   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102862 
VHS cassette 103580 
digital betacam cassette 104004 
Betacam cassette 104005 

Subject : Keywords
Police - Silver Shield case

Subject : Personal Names
Armstead, Richard
Boeri, David
Celester, William
Dunn, William
Garcia, Jose
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 - Television

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