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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 108« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of M. W. Stevenson)

Mr. Hubert.
Well, let me correct you. You were interviewed by me Just before the beginning of this deposition?
Mr. Stevenson.
Yes; I was. I answered too quick then.
Mr. Hubert.
That interview took place this afternoon for about an hour a half, I think, immediately preceding the time that we started to take the deposition?
Mr. Stevenson.
That's right.
Mr. Hubert.
You have not been interviewed by any other member of the Commission staff except that interview with me ?
Mr. Stevenson.
No, sir; I have not.
Mr. Hubert.
Can you tell me whether you perceive any inconsistency between the deposition you have given and the interview that I conducted with you prior to the taking of the deposition?
Mr. Stevenson.
No, sir; I don't believe I can see any inconsistency. I did do this at your request, or I say with your permission I looked over some of my notes before the taking of this, and .the only thing that I think was any change made was in answer to Captain Talbert's question as to what the route of transfer would be. I think when I discussed it with you prior to the taking of this deposition, I told you that we told him we thought it would go down Elm. When I reviewed my notes, it was Main Street that we had told him.
Mr. Hubert.
Now do you know of any other material information that was covered in the interview that preceded this deposition which has not been developed during the deposition?
Mr. Stevenson.
No, sir; not that I recall.
Mr. Hubert.
I think that is all unless you have anything else.
Mr. Stevenson.
I don't recall a thing else, Mr. Hubert.
Mr. Hubert.
Thank you very much.

Capt. Cecil E. Talbert

Testimony of Capt. Cecil E. Talbert

The testimony of Capt. Cecil E. Talbert was taken at 7:30 p.m., on March 24, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Hubert.
This is the deposition of Capt. Cecil T. Talbert, patrol division, Dallas Police Department.
My name is Leon D. Hubert, Jr.; I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Under the provisions of Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, joint resolution of Congress 137, and the rules of procedure adopted by the Commission in conformance with the Executive order and the joint resolutions,. I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, Captain Talbert. I will state to you now that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate, and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald.
In particular as to you, Captain Talbert, the nature of the inquiry tonight is to to determine the facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry of the Commission. Now, Captain Talbert, you have appeared here tonight by virtue of a general request made by the general counsel of the staff of the President's Commission, Mr. J. Lee Rankin. Under the rules adopted by the Commission, you are entitled to a 3-day written notice prior to the taking of this deposition, but those at a witness may waive the 3-day notice in writing . Are you willing to waive that notice?
Captain TALBERT. I'd like to waive it, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, will you stand and be sworn?
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