Interview with Lonnie Lawrence
QUESTION 13
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

OK, when you met up with him again--

LONNIE LAWRENCE:

Um, he, he told me that story--

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Start, when I met up with him again--

LONNIE LAWRENCE:

When I met with, after, again, you know, after the separ--

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Start one more time, we were talking over each other. Go ahead.

LONNIE LAWRENCE:

When I met up with Arthur again, you know, after our separation, we, we started talking. At that point I was with the, a police officer with Metro-Dade Police Department, and Art was saying that he was getting into doing insurance and selling insurance and everything, and we even discussed at that point, I said, you know, about him coming on the department. And he said, "Well, you know, I'll think about it. You know, I have an interest in it, but I need to talk with, with, with Frederica about it." And, and, and I don't think Frederica really wanted him to get into it. Because you gotta understand, you know, we talking about, you know, back in '68 and there were a lot of little things going on in terms of, particularly as it relates to Blacks on the police department. Blacks were, were, were being, um, being brought on to the department, but there was a lot of apprehension about Blacks being associated with police departments. So, you know, there was that part of, of what was going on, and, off and on, during that period of time, you know, we would see each other, talk to each other, um, not that much contact, because I think both of us were, were sort of, you know, doing our own things, in terms of families and, and whatever, so we didn't really have that much contact during that period of time.