Interview with George Romney

So what can you tell me, can you describe what was going on?


Well, uh, the Deputy Police Commissioner, Nichols, John Nichols whose still here in the area, was the one who was most fully informed as to what was happening because they were reporting into him from the field, as to what was taking place, and, and I was following that closely, and consulting, as there was need to consult, but of course as soon as Vance put the Federal troops on the street, then the responsibility for dealing with the situation was his and Throckmorton, not mine. You see, when I came in as Governor, I took over from the Mayor, but when Vance and Throckmorton came in, they took over for me. And so they were the ones in command at that point, but I continued to stay there until the whole thing was resolved.