Serial 556

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Date: 11/23/78
To: Mr. Moore
From: Mr. Ingram


PURPOSE: To advise of a Department of State (DOS) concern regarding termination of police protection for Jackie Spears, aid [aide] to Congressman Leo Ryan.

SYNOPSIS & DETAILS: At approximately 1:00 a.m., 11/23/78, Dick McCoy, DOS, (home phone [deleted]) advised that he just received a call from Miss [name deleted], roommate of Jackie Spears aid of the slain Congressman Leo Ryan. Miss [name deleted] was upset over the projected termination of police protection for Miss Spears at 8:00 a.m., 11/23/78. The source of Miss [name deleted]’s information regarding termination of the University of Maryland Police Security Guard was not known to Mr. McCoy.

SA [name deleted] contacted Sergeant [name deleted], University of Maryland Police, 528-6882, who after conversation with [name deleted] of the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center, where Miss Spears is a patient, indicated that police protection would not be perceptible from Miss Spears. [name deleted] indicated that the campus police are desirous of having some other agency relieve them of the security responsibility by the evening of 11/23/78. [name deleted] provided his telephone numbers as follows:

work-[number deleted]
home-[number deleted]

SA [name deleted], the Baltimore Duty Agent, was advised of the foregoing at 1:40 a.m. SA [name deleted] indicated he would notify ASAC James Dolan regarding the above. [name deleted] will recommend to Dolan that appropriate steps be taken to insure that security is provided to Spears through the U.S. Marshal’s Service or the Baltimore Police Department.


Mr. Ingram to Mr. Moore memorandum

RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Criminal Investigative Division recontact FBI Baltimore to ascertain the status of security arrangements for Miss Spears.