New LAPD Chief Calls for Openness With News Media

July 1, 1949, William Worton

July 1, 1949

Former Marine Maj. Gen. William A. Worton becomes Los Angeles police chief. On his way to his office with Mayor Fletcher Bowron, he visits the press room:

July 1, 1949, William Worton

July 1, 1949, William Worton

“I cannot do this job without the press. The public is entitled to know what is going on in the Police Department and it is through the press that they must be informed,” Worton says.

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