Interview with Ray Girardin, former Detroit Police Commissioner, Part 2

Part Two: Detroit Police Commissioner Girardin describes the first days of the 1967 Riot, including: the efforts of John Conyers and Damon Keith to bring an end to the situation; the Detroit Police Department “commandos” or riot squad; issues surrounding unsecured weaponry and ammunition; police relations with the African American community; black militancy; the Detroit Committee on Community Relations (DCCR); police informants. Note: Contains profanity.

Interview with Ray Girardin conducted by Maurice Kelman in August, 1971