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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 356« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Don Francis Steele)

Mr. Hubert.
that time only probably 10 or 12, kind of milling around. Reporters, television people walking back and forth and that sort of thing.
Mr. Hubert.
You left the building about 11?
Sergeant STEELE. Approximately 11; yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Do you know what kind of car Jack Ruby drives ?
Sergeant STEELE. No. Years ago seems to me like he had a Buick, but that was years ago when I was a patrolman and it has been over 5 years. I think he had a Buick at that time.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, you have not been interviewed by me or any member of the Commission's staff prior to this deposition tonight, have you, sir?
Sergeant STEELE. No.
Mr. Hubert.
All right. Have you anything else you wish to add ?
Sergeant STEELE. I guess I ought to mention this officer who was with me during all of this.
Mr. Hubert.
Who was that?
Sergeant STEELE. J. F. Harrison.
Mr. Hubert.
By the way, I meant to ask you, you have read those statements?
Sergeant STEELE. Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
I'll mark the one dated November 25, 1963, addressed to Chief of Police Curry, apparently the original was signed by you, by placing on that document, "Dallas, Texas, March 25th, 1964. Exhibit 5098. Deposition of D. F. Steele," and mark my name below it, and I have marked another document which purports to be an interview by FBI Agents Robertson and Scott of you on December 3, 1963, by marking the first page, "Dallas, Texas, March 25th, 1964, Exhibit 5097, deposition of D. F. Steele" And I sign my name, On the second page of the document I have placed my initials on the bottom of the right- hand corner of the page. I would like to ask you if you have read those, and if those statements are correct?
Sergeant STEELE. I have read them. The only thing that I would say, in paragraph--this would be No. 6. Let's see. One, two, three, four, five, be paragraph No. 6.
Mr. Hubert.
Of Exhibit 50
Sergeant STEELE. 5097.
Mr. Hubert.
Sergeant STEELE. It mentions that I assisted Sergeant Dean in redistributing the newsmen and TV men in the basement area, but actually, I didn't do that
Mr. Hubert.
Other than that correction, are those two exhibits correct, so far as you know?
Sergeant STEELE. Can I clarify one ?
Mr. Hubert.
Oh, yes; certainly.
Sergeant STEELE. On page 2, of that same
Mr. Hubert.
Sergeant STEELE. Yes, sir; paragraph No. 7, says that I did not have knowledge of security measures in effect in the police building. I had knowledge that there was some type of pass required, but this was my first contact with it, and it was being handled by the other sergeant, so, consequently, I didn't know too much about what was required to enter the basement, but I knew that the men on the checkpoint did know what they were supposed to be checking for. And the next paragraph says I had not seen Ruby in approximately 2 years. I'd say probably more like 3 years when I was a Jail sergeant-
Mr. Hubert.
Any other corrections or additions you wish to make?
Sergeant STEELE No.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, so that the record may show that we are talking about the same document would you put your name below mine where it appears and your initials below mine where they appear on the second page. Your name there.
Sergeant STEELE. Just sign my name right here?
Mr. Hubert.
That's right; and just put your initials on the bottom.
Sergeant STEELE. Down here ?
Mr. Hubert.
Yes; and then the other single documents Just sign your name below mine. All right, sir. Thank you very much.

Roy Eugene Vaughn

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