Miller Center

Patrick Murphy

Speaker: Patrick V. Murphy
Date: March 13, 1969
Officer with a background in law enforcement discusses his role as Assistant Director for the Office of Law Enforcement Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice (1967-1967) and as Public Safety Director for the District of Columbia beginning in 1967 and through the time of the interview in 1969. Addresses the riots after the murder of Dr. King, the Poor People?s March, Resurrection City, and the drafting of the 1968 Safe Streets Act.