Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)

Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)

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United States. Warren Commission
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Author: United States. Warren Commission
Kennedy
John F. (John Fitzgerald)
1917-1963 — Assassination
Oswald
Lee Harvey
Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)
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INVESTIGATION OF
THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

HEARINGS
Before the President’s Commission
on the Assassination
of President Kennedy

Pursuant To Executive Order 11130, an Executive order creating a Commission to ascertain, evaluate, and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of the man charged with the assassination and S.J. Res. 137, 88th Congress, a concurrent resolution conferring upon the Commission the power to administer oaths and affirmations, examine witnesses, receive evidence, and issue subpenas
Volume
XII
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON, D.C.


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON: 1964
For sale in complete sets by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C., 20402


PRESIDENT’S COMMISSION
ON THE
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman

  • Senator Richard B. Russell
  • Senator John Sherman Cooper
  • Representative Hale Boggs
  • Representative Gerald R. Ford
  • Mr. Allen W. Dulles
  • Mr. John J. McCloy
  • J. Lee Rankin, General Counsel
  • Assistant Counsel
  • Francis W. H. Adams
  • Joseph A. Ball
  • David W. Belin
  • William T. Coleman, Jr.
  • Melvin Aron Eisenberg
  • Burt W. Griffin
  • Leon D. Hubert, Jr.
  • Albert E. Jenner, Jr.
  • Wesley J. Liebeler
  • Norman Redlich
  • W. David Slawson
  • Arlen Specter
  • Samuel A. Stern
  • Howard P. WillensA
  • Staff Members
  • Phillip Barson
  • Edward A. Conroy
  • John Hart Ely
  • Alfred Goldberg
  • Murray J. Laulicht
  • Arthur Marmor
  • Richard M. Mosk
  • John J. O’Brien
  • Stuart Pollak
  • Alfredda Scobey
  • Charles N. Shaffer, Jr.

Biographical information on the Commissioners and the staff can be found in the Commission’s Report.

AMr. Willens also acted as liaison between the Commission and the Department of Justice.


Preface

The testimony of the following witnesses is contained in volume XII: Charles Batchelor, Jesse E. Curry, J. E. Decker, W. B. Frazier, O. A. Jones, Jack Revill, James Maurice Solomon, M. W. Stevenson, and Cecil E. Talbert, Charles Oliver Arnett, Buford Lee Beaty, Alvin R. Brock, B. H. Combest, Kenneth Hudson Croy, Wilbur Jay Cutchshaw, Napoleon J. Daniels, William J. Harrison, Harold B. Holly, Jr., Harry M. Kriss, Roy Lee Lowery, Frank M. Martin, Billy Joe Maxey, Logan W. Mayo, Louis D. Miller, William J. Newman, Bobby G. Patterson, Rio S. Pierce, James A. Putnam, Willie B. Slack, Don Francis Steele, Roy Eugene Vaughn, James C. Watson, G. E. Worley, and Woodrow Wiggins, Dallas law enforcement officers who were responsible for planning and executing the transfer of Lee Harvey Oswald from the Dallas City Jail to the Dallas County Jail; and Don Ray Archer, Barnard S. Clardy, and Patrick Trevore Dean, who participated in the arrest and questioning of Jack L. Ruby.


Contents

  Page
Preface v
Testimony of—
Charles Batchelor 1
Jesse E. Curry 25
J. E. (Bill) Decker 42
W. B. Frazier 52
O. A. Jones 58
Jack Revill 73
James Maurice Solomon 87
M. W. Stevenson 91
Cecil E. Talbert 108
Charles Oliver Arnett 128
Buford Lee Beaty 158
Alvin R. Brock 171
B. H. Combest 176
Kenneth Hudson Croy 186
Wilbur Jay Cutchshaw 206
Napoleon J. Daniels 225
William J. Harrison 234
Harold B. Holly, Jr 261
Harry M. Kriss 266
Roy Lee Lowery 271
Frank M. Martin 277
Billy Joe Maxey 285
Logan W. Mayo 291
Louis D. Miller 297
William J. Newman 314
Bobby G. Patterson 334
Rio S. Pierce 337
James A. Putnam 341
Willie B. Slack 347
Don Francis Steele 353
Roy Eugene Vaughn 357
James C. Watson 372
G. E. Worley 378
Woodrow Wiggins 388
Don Ray Archer 395
Barnard S. Clardy 403
Patrick Trevore Dean 415

EXHIBITS INTRODUCED

Archer Exhibit No.: Page
5091 397
5092 401
5093 401
Arnett Exhibit No.:
5032 131
5033 131
5034 150
5035 154
5036 154
Batchelor Exhibit No.:
5000 5
5001 13
5002 22
Beaty Exhibit No.:
5039 170
5040 163
5641 170
Brock Exhibit No.:
5113 173
5114 176
5115 176
Clardy Exhibit No.:
5061 404
5062 404
5063 404
5064 407
Combest Exhibit No.:
5099 178
5100 180
5101 178
Croy Exhibit No.:
5051 187
5052 188
5053 188
5054 199
Curry Exhibit No.:
5313 40
5314 41
Cutchshaw Exhibit No.:
5042 207
5043 207
5044 207
5045 225
5046 209
Daniels Exhibit No.:
5324 228
5325 232
5326 232
5327 232
Dean Exhibit No.:
5007 423
5008 439
5009 442
5010 441
5011 445
5012 444
5136 446
5136-A 446
5137 447
5138 449
Decker Exhibit No.:
5321 50
5322 50
5323 51
Frazier Exhibit No.:
5086 56
5087 57
Harrison Exhibit No.:
5027 245
5028 245
5029 259
5030 256
5031 259
Holly Exhibit No.:
5109 264
5110 264
5111 265
Jones Exhibit No.:
5054 59
5055 59
5056 59
5057 66
Kriss Exhibit No.:
5106 267
5107 267
5108 268
Lowery Exhibit No.:
5081 272
5082 272
5083 272
5084 274
5085 277
Martin Exhibit No.:
5058 278
5059 278
5060 281
Maxey Exhibit No.:
5094 287
5095 288
5096 288
Mayo Exhibit No.:
5111 293
5112 293
Miller Exhibit No.:
5013 313
5014 313
Newman Exhibit No.:
5037 318
5038 325
5038-A 330
5038-B 330
5038-C 331
5038-D 331
5038-E 334
Patterson Exhibit No.:
5311 335
5312 336
Pierce Exhibit No.:
5077 340
5078 340
5079 340
Putnam Exhibit No.:
5071 342
5072 343
5073 343
Slack Exhibit No.:
5116 352
5117 352
Solomon Exhibit No.:
5106 90
5107 91
Steele Exhibit No.:
5097 356
5098 356
Stevenson Exhibit No.:
5050 98
5051 106
5052 106
5053 107
Talbert Exhibit No.:
5065 122
5066 122
5067 122
5068 122
5069 123
5070 113
Vaughn Exhibit No.:
5334 371
5335 371
5336 371
Watson Exhibit No.:
5102 373
5103 373
5104 374
5105 374
Wiggins Exhibit No.:
5074 393
5075 394
5076 392
Worley Exhibit No.:
5047 379
5048 380
5049 381
5050 388

Hearings Before the President’s Commission
on the
Assassination of President Kennedy

TESTIMONY OF ASSISTANT CHIEF CHARLES BATCHELOR

The testimony of Assistant Chief Charles Batchelor was taken at 8:30 p.m., on March 23, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Burt W. Griffin, assistant counsel of the President’s Commission.
Mr. Griffin. My name is Burt Griffin. I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President’s Commission. Under the provisions of Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and the rules of procedure adopted by the Commission in conformance with the Executive order and the joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, Chief Batchelor.
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, Chief Batchelor, the nature of the inquiry today is to determine what facts you know about the security surrounding the protection of Lee Harvey Oswald and any other pertinent facts that you may know about the general inquiry having to do with the death of President Kennedy.
Chief Batchelor, you have appeared here today by virtue of a general request made by the general counsel of the staff of the Pre

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