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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 353« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Willie B. Slack)

Mr. Slack.
No, sir; except the--
Mr. Hubert.
The FBI? Yes. I mean the President's Commission?
Mr. Slack.
No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
The staff of the President's Commission?
Mr. Slack.
No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
All right, sir; I think that is all. Thank you very much.

Don Francis Steele

Testimony of Don Francis Steele

The testimony of Don Francis Steele was taken at 10:05 p.m., on March 25, 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.
My name is Leon D. Hubert. I am a member of the advisory staff of the General Counsel on the President's Commission. Under the provisions of the Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and joint resolution of Congress No. 137 and the rules of procedure adopted by the Commission in conformance with that Executive order in the joint resolution I have been authorized to take the sworn deposition from you, Mr. Steele. I now state 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 to you, Mr. Steele, the nature of our inquiry tonight is to determine the facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry. Mr. Steele, you have appeared here by virtue of a request made by the general counsel on the staff of the President's Commission, Mr. J. Lee Rankin, directed to Chief J. E. Curry. Under the rules adopted by the Commission, you are entitled to a 3-day written notice prior to the taking of this deposition, but the rules adopted by this Commission also provide that you may waive that 3-day notice if you are willing to do so. Now, the question is:

Are you willing to waive the notice ?
Sergeant STEELE. Yes.
Mr. Hubert.
Will you stand and raise your right hand and be sworn. Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Sergeant STEELE. I do.
Mr. Hubert.
Will you please state your full name ?
Sergeant STEELE. Don Francis Steele.
Mr. Hubert.
Your age?
Sergeant STEELE. Thirty-two.
Mr. Hubert.
Your residence?
Sergeant STEELE. 1707 Kent Drive, Arlington, Tex.
Mr. Hubert.
Your occupation?
Sergeant STEELE. Sergeant of police, Dallas, Tex.
Mr. Hubert.
How long have you been a sergeant of police?
Sergeant STEELE. Five years and four months--five months, excuse me.
Mr. Hubert.
What division or department of the Dallas Police Department?
Sergeant STEELE. I am presently in the patrol division.
Mr. Hubert.
Where were you on November 22, 23, and 24, 1963 ?
Sergeant STEELE. November 22 I was on a day off.
Mr. Hubert.
23d?
Sergeant STEELE. 23d I worked in the Oak Cliff area.
Mr. Hubert.
And the--
Sergeant STEELE. And the 24th, of course, the regular assignment is in the Oak Cliff area, and I reported to that assignment.
Mr. Hubert.
Were you moved from that assignment?
Sergeant STEELE. I came to the city hall, came to the police station downtown
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