Video: CBS Reports on the '67 Riot, Ike McKinnon and the 'Detroit' Film

July 20, 2017, 3:08 AM

Ike McKinnon recalls the riot with Michelle Miller of CBS.

The 50th anniversary of the Detroit riot, or rebellion, is getting national attention.

Michelle Miller reports for CBS News on the riot in July 1967 and talks to Ike McKinnon, the former Detroit Police chief and ex-deputy mayor under Mike Duggan, who was one of about 100 black officers in the Detroit Police Department in 1967. McKinnon recounts a story in which he was being shot at by a white Detroit cop during the riot even after he identified himself as an officer. 

Miller also speaks to Kathryn Bigelow, director of "Detroit," the story of the infamous Algiers Motel in Detroit where some young men were murdered. It premieres at the Fox Theatre next Tuesday and opens around the country Aug. 4.

Read more:  CBS News

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