Interview with Ray Girardin, former Detroit Police Commissioner, Part 1

Part One: Detroit Police Commissioner Girardin describes on the first hours of the 1967 Riot including: description of the people who were arrested during the Blind Pig raid that sparked the 1967 Riots; his opinion on why the first arrests were unnecessary; the conditions in the city and at the police department that exacerbated the events; conspiracy theories. Note: Contains profanity.

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