The People and the Police


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Creator(s): Office of Economic Opportunity. Office of Public Affairs. 1964-1981 (Most Recent) Series: Motion Picture Films From the "Police" Program Series, ca. 1971 - ca. 1971 Record Group 381: Records of the Community Services Administration, 1963 - 1981 Production Date: 1971 General Note(s): Credits: Id/Dir. Robert Pierce. Contributor: Producer, Office of Economic Opportunity. Made by Guggenheim Productions. Scope & Content: Documentary: Documents the early, turbulent years of OEO'S experiment in police-community relations in Washington, DC R.1: Police and citizens express their attitudes toward each other. A citizens committee is appointed by the D.C. government, but dissension ensues over control of the program. Project director, Robert Shallow addresses the group; community leader Marion Barry urges citizen control, A pilot precinct is finally selected. R. 2: Police engage in training sessions, and community leaders struggle to replace the committee with elected representatives. A citizens' board is elected and the white project leader is replaced by a black official, Fred Lander. R. 3: Dissension between OEO and the community continues, but several programs including citizen riders, an emergency center, local police recruiting and an escort service, get underway. The board continues to struggle, and the program is refunded. At the films close, a small boy expresses his bitterness towards the police. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: National Archives Identifier: 73174 Local Identifier: 381-P-1

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