Interview with John Conyers

Can you tell me, your office was getting calls increasingly throughout the week about these, according to Leon Atchinson about police brutality. Can you tell me about a growing awareness that the police were losing control during this week?


Well the police were actually engaging in a riot. The, the, what really went on was a police riot because, ah, as a matter of fact, if anything, the addition of a state and particularly federal law enforcement agents restrained the Detroit police because they saw this as a, as absolutely, ah, intolerable conduct that had to be stopped by any means necessary.