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Gary Griffith interviews TPF officers William Johnston, Val Williams and Kathy Fitzpatrick
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[Interviews with Tactical Patrol Force officers]
Original Airdate: 9/11/1975

Length: 00:18:38
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Gary Griffith interviews Joseph Rowan (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Deparment) about the mission of the Tactical Patrol Force (TPF). Rowan responds to charges of police brutality by TPF in South Boston. Rowan says that the TPF responds to violence directed at them by residents; that complaints of brutality are fully investigated by the department. Griffith interviews three TPF officers: Kathy Fitzpatrick, William Johnston, and Val Williams. They answer questions about the TPF and deny charges of police brutality. Johnston says that the TPF is trying to keep the peace. Williams says that the TPF is called in to deal with difficult situations and that rumors of TPF behavior have been exaggerated. Fitzpatrick says that she performs the same duties as the male officers. Fitzpatrick says that city residents are venting their frustration on the TPF.

Contributor : Reporter
Gary Griffith
Format : Tape A63   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 21851 
digital betacam cassette 109731 
Betacam cassette 101432 
VHS cassette 109737 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Police

Subject : Personal Names
Fitzpatrick, Kathy
Griffith, Gary
Johnston, William
Rowan, Joseph
Williams, Val

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Tactical Patrol Force (TPF)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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