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Police Disorderly During Disorder, Librarian Says

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The Board of Supervisors yesterday received a complaint from Robert G. Olney, director of the county lilurary, about the condition of the Service Center, which houses tb ie library, af ter the pólice móbilization there last Thursday n.ight and Friday morning. In a. letter to Supr. David R. Byrd of Ann A rbor, chairman of the board's Property Comm i 1 1 e e , Olney s a i d library employés found paper cups, pop cans and beej' cans littered both in the bufliding and on the lawn when tlaey arrived for work Friday. E ie also said the library's coffee-toreak supplies, bought by the employés themselves, had beom "raided" and cigarettes and. cigarette butts were left in some of the staff's personal china coffee cups. The Service Center on Washtenaw Ave. was used as a pólice mobilization área during last week's disturbances at the University. Olney also said library chairs had been taken into the nearby Crime Center, cars had been driven across the lawn and the tennis court and 32 cots had been set up on library premises. He added that previous to this, Crime Center personnel, who are investigating eight area murders, have "innocently borrowed" books f rom the library without telling library officials. I In his letter, Olney said, "We realize that it was a maniac murder(s) and rioting students, not the resulting Crime Center and pólice mobilization, that are basieally to blame. We do get the feeling, however, that this is not the Citizens Service Center but a military base and the library staff menibers are civilian interlopers trespassing I in one of the barracks." Undersheriff Harold Owings, who was in command of the mobilization, a d m i 1 1 e d the building was in a "mess," but said this has been the case after other mobilizations in the past and the morning after a deputy and trusties have always cleaned up the debris. He also said the Sheriff 's Department had been alloted certain space there by thel supervisors Property Com- mittee and that the board had! agreed to the use of the center! as a "staging" area for mobilizations. Ownings added that the 120 1 pólice officers there Thursdayl night included state pólice,] Washtenaw and Oakland sher-l iff's deputies, and Washtenaw I County auxiliary deputies. Hel said the men were there aboutj eight hours while they awaitedj a decisión from University offi-j cials about what would be donel with the demonstrators. The board referred the mat-l ter to its Law Enforcement and! Property committees for fur-l ther study. ■ ■ i . M