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Governor McKeithen on Jack Gremillion's Investigation into Organized Crime in Louisiana

Brooks Read Collection

Details

Collection:LSA

Genre: News

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1967

Duration: 00:01:27

Subjects: McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Gremillion, Jack Paul Faustin Sr.,1914- 2001

Contributors:

  • Read, Brooks Photographer
  • McKeithen, John Speaker

Description

John McKeithen press conference on Attorney General Jack Gremillion taking on the investigation of the Life magazine accusation of organized crime in Louisiana. McKeithen states that he doesn't know what Mr. Gremillion's plans are, but that he's never seen a man with more courage and determination than Jack Gremillion has demonstrated. McKeithen states that it's far beyond the call of ordinary duty, and that taking over the legal end of the investigation is to the attorney general's credit. He states that he will back him up in his decision.