Police Summit with Black Panther Party

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KPIX Eyewitness news footage from December 18th, 1969 featuring a press conference held after a summit between representatives of the Black Panther Party, including Rev. Cecil Williams and Police Chief Thomas Cahill. Williams confirms an agreement that the police will agree to contact Black Panther Party attorney Charles Garry after the apprehension or arrest of any Party member, and a discussion about the matter of "conduct, manner, and attitude" of the police when apprehending Black Panthers. Cahill also speaks, announcing, "I think a definite understanding has been reached." Please note there is some visual distortion caused by the camera's iris failing to open completely. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
12/18/1969
Recording medium
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
02:48
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 100928
Views
1720

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