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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 25« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Assistant Chief Charles Batchelor Resumed)

Mr. Hubert.
Chief BATCHELOR. That's correct.
Mr. Hubert.
And then you will also sign the second deposition, as it were, which is this morning's deposition?
Chief BATCHELOR. Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Thank you, sir.

Chief Jesse E. Curry

Testimony of Chief Jesse E. Curry

The testimony of Chief Jesse E. Curry was taken at 9:15 a.m., on April 15, 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 Jesse E. Curry of the Dallas Police Department.
Mr. Curry, my name is Leon Hubert. I'm a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission. Under the provisions of Executive Order of the President, No. 11130, dated November 29, 1963, the joint resolution of Congress No. 137, and the rules of procedure adopted by the President's Commission and in conformance with the Executive order and the joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, Mr. Curry.
I 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, Mr. Curry, the nature of the inquiry today is to determine what facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry of the security of Oswald, the transfer of Oswald, and so forth.
Now, Mr. Curry, I think you have appeared here today by virtue of an informal request
Mr. Curry.
Mr. Hubert.
By the Commission's General Counsel to appear here. It is my duty to state to you that under the rules adopted by the Commission, every witness who appears before the Commission is entitled to a 3-day written notice before his deposition can be taken. The rules also provide, however, that the 3-day written notice can be waived if a witness wishes to waive it and go ahead and testify, so I ask you now if you are ready and willing to testify

now and are willing to waive the 3-day notice?
Mr. Curry.
I am.
Mr. Hubert.
Will you raise your hand and stand, sir, so that you may be sworn ? Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give before the Commission will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Curry.
I do.
Mr. Hubert.
Would you state your full name?
Mr. Curry.
Jesse Edward Curry.
Mr. Hubert.
Your age, please, sir?
Mr. Curry.
Fifty years of age.
Mr. Hubert.
Where do you reside?
Mr. Curry.
2508 Loving Avenue.
Mr. Hubert.
Mr. Curry.
Dallas, Tex.
Mr. Hubert.
What is your present occupation, Chief?
Mr. Curry.
Chief of Police, Dallas Police Department.
Mr. Hubert.
And how long have you been occupying that position?
Mr. Curry.
Since January 20, 1960.
Mr. Hubert.
How long have you been with the Dallas Police Department altogether?
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