GETTING THE FILE:
The initial request was made 27 March 1992. There were 31 files requested of both individuals and corporations. Most of the individuals were deceased. On June 30, 1992 a response was received from the City attorney with two inter-office memorandum attached. The first memo is here and the other denies the request because the records fall under Florida Statute 119.07.3(d) and therefore are exempt from public review.As to the JFK file, the file was to be released after review. However, over the subsequent months the intelligence unit found a number of excuses to slow the release, "the Major was out of town", "the file is lost", "the Major is reviewing the file", "the key to the safe is missing", etc. until, a chance meeting at City Hall with the Chief of Police and "the Major". After a short description of the problem, the Police Chief told the "Major" to release the file. It was released in November 1994 allegedly without deletions about a week after the Chief gave the order.
MEMOS & TRANSCRIPTS:
10/29/63....... Kay to Sapp
11/9/63......... Transcript: Milteer - Kay
11/15/63....... Hebert to Sapp
11/26/63....... Transcript: MPD informant on Milteer
11/27/63....... Sapp to [nobody]
12/4/63......... Kay to Sapp re: Milteer calls Somersett abt FBI call
1/23/67......... McCracken to Swilley
2/13/67......... Kay to Swilley
2/20/67......... Kay to Swilley
2/21/67......... Kay to Swilley
3/21/67......... Kay to Swilley
3/29/67......... Kay to Swilley
2/3/76........... Breslow to File re: Festerwald saw file in 1967
5/18/76......... Breslow to File re: Chavez in JFK plot
LETTERS AND MISC ITEMS:2/3/67...LETTER TO MIAMI POLICE DEPT FROM M.O. WHITSEL, SR, FERRIDAY, LA.
re: he heard something on the news at time of JFK murder with a bus load of people, but
won't say what, and will only respond by letter.
2/3/67...LETTER TO CHIEF OF POLICE FROM VICTOR BARTL re: describes similar killing
in New Elm, Minn. of a railroad conductor in 1922- 23.
3/22/67...A FEW PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS WITH NUMBERS. The top sheet has a
handwritten note: MIAMI RACE TRACK TOUTS. INFORMATION AND PICTURES
Hand written note says, "REQUESTED by GEORGE GREENE SEC. Officer RYDER
- RACE TRACK SECURITY - REQUEST BY CHIEF HEADLEY TO SGT. KAY TO
ASSIST". [The photos are the standard ones passed around for years. A very poor
photocopy. re: Wilson, Hargraves, William Seymour, Gorman, John Lawrence Howard,
William Seymour [again], Loran Hall, Bradley, Edgar Eugene Bradley]
4/4/67...LETTER to MAJ MALCOLM E GROCEY, Miami Police Dept from [name cut off,
in Carthage, Tenn.] re: two articles outlining the assassination by Edward Partin who
testified against Hoffa. Articles are in LOOK, 10 May 1964 and LIFE May 15, 1964.
7/22/68...LETTER FROM RICHARD GERSTEIN TO HAROLD WEISBERG. re: right-wing
groups and States Rights Party, etc.
7/24/68...LETTER August 18, 1998 TO KAY FROM WEISBERG. re: Gerstein referred him to
Kay for copies of the tape or a transcript...great interest in Milteer and Jack H. Brown.
7/30/68...LETTER TO KAY FROM FENSTERWALD re: CROSS INDEX OF WC DOCS
AND EXHIBITS WHICH WERE NOT IN FILE.
8/5/68...LETTER TO KAY FROM WEISBERG. re: Says Somersett met with Milteer in
Jacksonville on Nov 23, 1963...wants photos, more information.
8/13/68...LETTER TO WEISBERG FROM KAY. re: we have no further information and the
transcript is complete which was given to Fensterwald.
NEWSPAPER CLIPS AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES BY DATE ORDER
[NOTE: MH = MIAMI HERALD; MN = MIAMI NEWS]
FEB 67......PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: MARK LANE
NO DATE.....CUBAN MR. 'X' CITES A CIA-OSWALD LINK by Jack Anderson
NO DATE.....GERSTEIN DEFENDS GARRISON
NO DATE.....INFORMANT GOES INTO HIDING, AWAITS WORD FROM GARRISON
NO DATE.....JFK DEATH RECORDS PUT 'OFF LIMITS'
NO DATE.....GARRISON MUST MAKE DECISION: OPEN HIS FILE OR PLAY FOR TIME
2/2/67......MN: ASSASSINATION IDEA TAPED
2/3/67......MH: TAPE CALLED JFK A 'MARKED MAN' by Fred Bruning
2/3/67......MH: JFK ASSASSINATION TAPE ALERTED MIAMI OFFICIALS
NO DATE.....MN: 2 WEEKS BEFORE JFK WAS KILLED: ASSASSINATION IDEA
TAPED by Bill Barry
2/18/67.....MH: JFK DEATH PROBE SEEKS MIAMI CUBAN by Karl Wickstrom
2/19/67.....MH: JFK DEATH PROBE SEES CONSPIRACY by Carlos Martinez
2/20/67.....??: D.A. KEEPS U.S. OUT OF PROBE
2/21/67.....MH: MAN CLAIMS TO KNOW NAMES OF 5 JFK DEATH PLOTTERS
2/21/67.....MN: JFK DEATH LINK TO ANTI-CASTRO PLOT WEIGHED
2/22/67.....MN: JFK 'Murder Plot' Figure Dead in His Apartment by Verne Williams
2/22/67.....NATIONAL FEDERATION OF LABOR: DID THE FRICTION BETWEEN
ROBERT F. KENNEDY AND J. EDGAR HOOVER CAUSE THE DEATH OF
PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY IN DALLAS ON
NOVEMBER 22, 1963? [This a Willie Somersett publication]
2/23/67.....MIAMI BEACH SUN: FACTS DON'T JIBE IN FERRIE DEATH
2/23/67.....MIAMI BEACH DAILY SUN: WHY DEATH PROBES SHUNNED? by Ted Crail
2/24/67.....MN: OSWALD, DEAD PILOT LINK CALLED LIE
2/25/67.....MH: JFK DEATH PROBER GETS FUNDS by Jim Buchanan
2/26/67.....MH: GARRISON: IS HIS JFK PROBE FOR REAL
2/27/67.....MH: PLOT-PROBING D.A. FAULTS WARREN REPORT IN ALL WAYS
2/27/67.....MN: ASSASSINATION PROBE SURFACING, BIT BY BIT
2/27/67.....MN: TEN QUIZZED IN PENSACOLA IN JFK 'PLOT'
2/28/67.....MN: COP LINKS OSWALD, PILOT FERRIE
3/3/67.......MH: [CUT] ...SUSPECT: FBI HAD CLEARED SHAW, U.S. SAYS
3/7/67.......MH: Oswald's Tracks in Russia Were Plain -- But Ignored by Henry Taylor
3/7/67.......MH: GARRISON QUESTIONS SHAW AIDE
3/11/67.....MH: EX-CABBIE CONNECTS FERRIE AND OSWALD
3/12/67.....MH: SHAW LAWYERS GAIN HEARING IN JFK 'PLOT'
3/12/67 ??..HERALD ??: SOVIET PRESS PANS GARRISON'S PROBE
3/15/67.....MH: 'HEARD JFK PLOT' WITNESS TESTIFIES
3/17/67.....MH: CARDINAL CUSHING DOUBTS ONE MAN KILLED JFK
3/26/67.....MH: [HEADLINE CUT] cont headline: WINDSHIELD, M.D.s' REPORT
3/26/67.....NATIONAL FEDERATION OF LABOR NEWS:
I Charge Robert F. Kennedy with Murder by Willie Somersett
and (same PUBLICATION) Bobby Was in Love with Castro
3/31/67.....MH: GARRISON RIGHT, SAYS MARK LANE
4/13/67.....MH: MORE PERJURY INDICTMENTS FILED IN JFK PROBE
5/22/67.....MH: GARRISON SAYS CIA KNOWS WHO REALLY KILLED KENNEDY
5/24/67.....MH: GARRISON SAYS JFK KILLED BY GUERRILLAS
6/20/67.....MH: GARRISON THREATS CLAIMED BY NBC
DATE UNK....MH: 'PAYOFF' TRY TOLD AT TRIAL [ESPERTI] by Jim SavageSEPT 1976 Miami Magazine : JFK, KING: THE COUNTY LINKS by Dan Christensen
3/5/68.......MN: 'I WAS OFFERED $25,000 TO KILL PRESIDENT KENNEDY'
[James T. Mays, witness against Tony Asperti]
3/6/68.......MH: HE TALKED BIG MONEY, BUT SOLD HIS BLOOD by Jim Buchanan
3/6/68.......MN: MISSING WITNESS IS ARMY DESERTER by Bill Barry
4/22/68.....MH: GARRISON CONVINCED OF PLOT by Richard Billings
[ Miami Magazine part 2 was NOT in the file]