Assignment Four - The People and the Police: San Francisco

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A KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary report from 1973, narrated by Paul Ryan, which looks at how San Francisco's Police Department (SFPD) - which fields about 1100 officers - is trying to establish better community relations and provide a higher quality service to minorities and subcultures. Features interviews with: Captain Hugh Elbert (Captain in charge of police complaints); Dr. Washington Garner (President of the Police Commission); Donald M. Scott (Chief of Police); Mayor Joseph Alioto; Jeremiah Taylor (Police Supervising Captain); Assistant Inspector Rodney Williams (Director of SFPD's Bureau of Community Relations); Fred Lau (police officer); Anthony Rodriguez (police officer); Joe Williams (patrolman) and Dianne Feinstein (President of the Board of Supervisors). Also includes scenes of the city's Chinatown, North Beach, Bernal Heights and Precita Valley neighborhoods, in which both residents and police discuss the issues involved to-camera and during a public meeting. This film was written, produced and directed by Ira Eisenberg.

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Recording medium
16mm color, optical sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
documentary film
KRON 481

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