Report and Proceedings of the Senate Committee Appointed to Invesigate. the Police Department of the City of New York

Report and Proceedings of the Senate Committee Appointed to Invesigate. the Police Department of the City of New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...limit it to a great extent. Q. How is it that from the headquarters men have gone out under orders of the superintendent into the various precincts and arrested men who had never been arrested before for violations of the Excise Law; how does that come to pass? A. Well, they are strange men; in the Tenth precinct we often borrowed men to come over there and help us. Q. Is it your reason that you couldn't enforce the Excise Law because your men in the precinct are known? A. Yes; that is one of the reasons. Q. What other reason have you? A. Well, I don't know as I have any other reason. Q. Did you keep a record of the number of murders that were committed in the precinct while you wTere captain? A. All such things are recorded on the blotter. Q. Did you keep a record; you said you had one book out of a number of books that you offered to show me; I ask you, did you keepa record, or can you give us an amount of the number of murders that were committed in that precinct while you were commander? A. No; I can not. Q. Can you tell us how many robberies were committed in the saloons and dives while you were captain? A. No. Q. When you reported these houses to headquarters every three months, positively as disorderly-houses, were you called to account by your superiors as to why they existed? A. No, sir. Q. So it went on from year to year, you putting in these reports of the existence of these same disorderly-houses, and you were not called to account for your failure to suppress them? A. Well, there were various owners--Q. Never mind about the owners; I am asking you about the houses; isn't it a fact that the character of the houses didn't change, no matter how the owners changed? A. The owners changed; the character of the houses didn't change; no. Q....show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658493
  • 9781236658494