Re RY Prod 633/68, training auxiliary police in Detroit. A thousand men are being trained,?
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Background: Re RY Prod 633/68, training auxiliary police in Detroit. A thousand men are being trained, about 30 per cent of the Negro. They will receive a total of 24 hours training in law enforcement. They will be used primarily for guard duty and clerical work inside police stations, thereby freeing regular police for more important work........The auxiliary police will not be paid.....1st sof cut of auxiliary police.........
In the Negro Community, the moderates are in favour of the program was means of keeping things cool. The militants do not like it... sof cut of militant spokesman, the Rev. Albert Cleague....
Regular police disagree on the programme...some way it will work, others say it will not be effective....
The billboard toward the end of film showing black policeman is symbolic of the public relations campaign in Detroit, which erupted in riots last summer.