Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los… read more
Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He died the next day. Sirhan Sirhan was arrested and convicted of the murder. To mark the 44th Anniversary of the assassination, the National Law Enforcement Museum hosted a panel discussion on Sirhan and the impact of the assassination on the nation. Participating are former Los Angeles police officer Arturo Placencia, who arrested Sirhan, Evan Thomas, author of Robert Kennedy: His Life, and Steven Hughes, a Special Agent in the Dignitary Protection Division of the U.S. Secret Service. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Craig W. Floyd Chair and CEO National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
- Steven G. Hughes Special Agent in Charge U.S. Secret Service->Dignitary Protective Division
- Arthur Placencia Officer (Retired) Los Angeles, CA->Police Department
- Evan Thomas Professor in Residence Princeton University->Journalism
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