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Civil Disturbances in Washington:

Page Investigative hearing re April 1968 riots.

(1) Bonds for Parade Permits: Hearings on H.R. 16941.

(109) Government Removal of Destroyed Buildings: Hearings on H.R. 16948.

(109) Insurance Against Riot Losses: Hearing on H.R. 18541, H.R. 17647, H.R. 17607, and H.R. 18149---- (235)

(111)

CIVIL DISTURBANCES IN WASHINGTON

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETIETH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGES AND LOSSES RESULTING
FROM THE RIOTING, LOOTING AND OTHER CIVIL DISTURB-
ANCES IN WASHINGTON IN APRIL 1968, AND THE ACTIONS OF
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE POLICE, AND OTHER
DULY CONSTITUTED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNMEN-

TAL AGENCIES WITH RESPECT THERETO

MAY 15 AND 16, 1968

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

94-293

WASHING

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1

COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina, Chairman THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois JOHN DOWDY, Texas

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio B. F. SISK, California

CHARLES MCC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

FRANKJ. HORTON, New York G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia DON FUQUA, Florida

LARRY WINN, JR., Kansas DONALD M. FRASER, Minnesota

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland BROCK ADAMS, Washington

JOHN M. ZWACH, Minnesota
ANDREW JACOBS, JR., Indiana

SAM STEIGER, Arizona
E. S.JOHNNY WALKER, New Mexico
PETER N. KYROS, Maine

JAMES T. CLARK, Clerk
CLAYTON 8. GASQUE, Staff Director

HAYDEN S. GARBER, Counsel

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CONTENTS

STATEMENTS

Department of Defense:

Page

Hon. David E. McGiffert, Under Secretary of the Army-

2, 35

District of Columbia government:

Galotta, Henry A., Chief, Fire Department..

2

Layton, John B., Chief, Metropolitan Police Department.

2, 35

Murphy, Patrick V., Director, Office of Public Safety

2, 35

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, David G. Bress, Esquire.. 2, 35

MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
"Build Black,'' reprint of circular---

67
Capitol Hill Southeast Citizens Association, resolution and recommenda-
tions regarding crime reporting and disposition of criminal cases---

51

D.C. Government:

Murphy, Patrick V., Director, Office of Public Safety, letter dated

June 27, 1968, to James Clark, Clerk -

13

D.C. Government Exhibits:

Arrests by Metropolitan Police Department (March 30-April 14,

1968) --

14

Building fires reported by Fire Department (March 30-April 14, 1968) - 14

Estimates of Costs and Revenue Losses to the D.C. Government
from the April 1968 civil disorders---

Appendix 87-92

Hotel business losses due to disorders...

94

Legal authority for activating the National Guard.

29

Tourist decline-

80

Extortion threats to business..

44

Federal troops.-

4, 5, 23, 38, 40

Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia:

Letter from Mrs. Edward B. Morris, secretary, dated February 20,

1968, to Chairman McMillan opposing consolidation of police

precincts--

53

Resolution dated February 8, 1968, deploring action of Director of

Safety

51

Resolution dated February 8, 1968, in support of Police Chief John B

Layton.--

86

Resolution dated April 25, 1968, in support of legislation to make

ineligible for government employment persons convicted of rioting,

etc..

58

Resolution dated May 9, 1968, urging use of Armed Forces to patrol

D.C. streets.

59

Resolution dated May 9, 1968, urging abolishment of position of

Director of Public Safety-

Riots of April 1968, Bill of particulars relative to...

57

Hackl, A. J., telegram dated April 24, 1968, to Chairman McMillan.- 57

Moore, Robert S., letter dated April 9, 1968, to Chairman McMillan.. 55

National Guard..

31

Police:

Arrests and Citations

-- 13, 30, 45

Civil Disturbance Unit..

31

Force Required.

46

Policy in Effect at Time of Riots.

5, 11, 16, 41

Precincts.

11

Protection in Future.

9, 29, 49

Vacancies -

38

Prosecution of offenders.

42

Raisbeck, Virginia P., letter dated May 2, 1968, deploring lawlessness.- 59

Smith, Leonard, copy of letter dated April 17, 1968, to Hon. Walter E.

Washington....

56

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