Records, 1961-1980.


Records, 1961-1980.

This collection is composed of the personal papers of Mercer D. Tate, who served as a member of the PAB beginning in 1961, and as its Chairman in 1965 until the Board's termination in 1969; and the personal papers of Martin S. Barol, who served as the Police Advisory Board's first paid Executive Director from April 1960 until he was fired by Mayor James Tate in March 1963 for political reasons. The collection includes correspondence, complaints, newsclippings, police operational materials, and reports from other cities interested in creating local police advisory boards.

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Related Entities

There are 13 Entities related to this resource.

Fraternal Order of Police. Philadelphia Lodge Number 5 (Pa.). (corporateBody)

Rizzo, Frank, 1920-1991 (person)

Philadelphia. Commission on Human Relations. (corporateBody)

Farmer, Clarence (person)

Tate, Mercer D. (person)

Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974 (person)

Fellowship Commission (Philadelphia, Pa.) (corporateBody)

Barol, Martin S. (person)

American Civil Liberties Union. Greater Philadelphia Branch (Pa.). (corporateBody)

Tate, James H. J., 1910-1983. (person)

Coxe, Spencer. (person)

Philadelphia. Police Dept. (corporateBody)

Police Advisory Board of Philadelphia (Pa.). (corporateBody)

Created by Mayor Richardson Dilworth in October 1958, the controversial Police Advisory Board (PAB) was charged with investigating citizens' complaints against the police, where the charge involved brutality, false arrest, discrimination and other wrongful police conduct. The PAB, made up of civilian investigators, was the first such board in the United States. Its role was not to discipline police officers, but to recommend appropriate action to the city's administration. ...