Interview with Jerris Leonard
QUESTION 13
LOUIS MASSIAH:

OK, could you, could you talk a little bit about the first shot that, the first shot supposedly coming from Clark--

JERRIS LEONARD:

The facts, the facts in the Chicago Black Panther killing are pretty clear. There is no question that there were weapons in the apartment. There is no question that at least to the extent of Hampton and Clark, I believe they both had previous convictions or at least had previous arrests, so there was a threat of danger. Ah, the police had a warrant. At the time that that warrant was executed, at five, or four or five in the morning, when the police went to the door and knocked on the door and announced who they were, the first shot came from inside the apartment, and it was that shot, that in my opinion, made it impossible for the Justice Department to justify bringing a criminal investiga- a criminal indictment ah, against, ah, against the police officers.

LOUIS MASSIAH:

I know this is asking you to restate--

JERRIS LEONARD:

Go ahead.