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|Named Person:||Robert F Kennedy; Sirhan Bishara Sirhan; Robert F Kennedy; Sirhan Bishara Sirhan|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Department. Special Unit Senator.|
|Notes:||Following Sirhan's trial, numerous questions were raised by various organizations and individuals concerning LAPD's investigation of the Kennedy assassination. In response to such questions and other requests, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and LAPD initiated a series of re-investigations into the case. These investigations, conducted during the period 1974-1978, primarily focused on ballistic and bullet trajectory studies. These records were received by LAPD and stored with the Special Unit Senator records until their transfer to the State Archives in August 1987.|
|Description:||22 file folders. 9 items (6 videotapes, 3 sound recordings)|
A 1974 hearing of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors relating to Herbert MacDonell's contention that not all bullets recovered at the crime scene came from one gun. Included are memoranda and correspondence about jurisdiction in the matter, transcript of a Supervisor's meeting, diagrams of bullet trajectories, correspondence with the FBI, and District Attorney Busch's comments regarding the hearing;
A 1974 Los Angeles County Superior Court investigation into the storage of evidence by the Clerk of the Court;
A 1974 inquiry by Allard Lowenstein concerning a "second gun" theory;
A 1975 request from Paul Schrade to LAPD regarding a personal injury suit he wished to file against Sirhan;
A 1975 series of articles by Ralph Blumenfield that appeared in the New York Post.
A 1975 investigation of the bullets ordered by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Includes reports and worksheets filed by seven LAPD firearms examiners;
A 1975 LAPD investigation of the trajectory issue involving the removal of wood facings and related materials from the pantry area of the Ambassador Hotel. Included are a search warrant, lists of items removed from the hotel, evidence reports, field notes, photographs, interviews, and videotapes. The investigation was based on statements attributed to two LAPD officers and hotel staff who observed apparent or actual videotapes were transferred by the State Archives to six VHS videotapes on February 10, 1988;
1975-1977 correspondence with Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, and Los Angeles City Attorney's office regarding public access to the final report;
An October 1975 LAPD tape recording of an interview with Don Schulman concerning statements attributed to him;
A 1976 statement by LAPD in response to Art Kevin's 6-7-1976 editorial, "RFK Report", for KMPC News;
A 1976 inquiry to LAPD from Valley Publications, Inc. concerning access to assassination records;
A 1977 report by Special Counsel Thomas Kranz on the assassination investigation. Kranz was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to conduct an independent investigation;
A June 1977 allegation by Betty Mishell that her ex-husband Beryle Mick, an LAPD officer, was involved in Kennedy's assassination;
A 1977-1978 inquiry into the storage of the model of the Ambassador Hotel pantry;
A 1978 investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Assassinations;
An 11-21-1978 interview of Allen Globerson;
Miscellaneous court documents relating to inspection of court exhibits; and.
An audio tape of a 12-19-1975 interview of Wesley Harrington.