This March 13, 1970, memo was written to LAPD Chief Ed Davis by one of his aides. It was sparked by a Salazar column published in The Times that same day, which was included in the LAPD file on the newsman. The file appears to have been compiled after the weekly column was published. The column reported about a meeting between Davis and Latino newsmen. By the time this memo was written, Salazar and his KMEX-TV news crews had clashed with the LAPD over the station’s aggressive coverage of tense relations between police and residents on L.A’s Eastside. In his column, Salazar wrote that Latino newsmen had told Davis that they might go over his head if he did not appoint a department liaison to the Latino community. In an apparent reference to that, the chief’s aide accused Salazar of a “personal attack” against Davis. As the aide noted to Davis, the last time someone had tried to tell an LAPD chief how to run the department, that chief “tore the hide” of the back of that person.
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