Grand Jury refuses to investigate Black Panther Party

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KPIX Eyewitness news report by Belva Davis featuring a press conference given on November 21st 1968 after a San Francisco Grand Jury rejected Mayor Alioto's request for a formal investigation of the Black Panther Party, in connection with a recent gas station robbery and the subsequent shooting of three police officers. Alioto had asked the jury to probe the Black Panther Party to see if the organization was involved in a conspiracy to kill police officers, but Dan Fazackerly, the Grand Jury Foreman, announced at the press conference that the jury does not believe Mayor Alioto had sufficient evidence to merit such an investigation. Fazackerly is seen reading a prepared statement and then answering reporters' questions outside the Jury Room. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.

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