Report of the Royal Commission Upon the Duties of the Metropolitan Police, Together with Appendices Volume 1-2

Report of the Royal Commission Upon the Duties of the Metropolitan Police, Together with Appendices Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...out of the window he saw a crowd of people, and that he saw Ethel Grifliths, whom he knew by sight, standing by herself out-Q. 35930_ side the " Bell" public-house. 35945 PoLIcE Evmnncs. The only evidence given on the police side which directly contradicts any portion of the evidence for the complainant is that given by P.C. Ashford, which we have summarised above, and that of Sergeant Sheedy, 5 H, whom some of the witnesses identified as the sergeant who was looking on at the occurrence which was alleged to have taken place in Osborn Place. Sergeant Sheedy told us that he was in charge of Section 2 on Monday, the 20th August, and paraded his men at a quarter to-ten on that evening, and that he told Sergeant Anderson, who was station sergeant. what men_ he (Sergeant Sheedy) had out, and the list was duly entered on the " state." He patrolled Section 2 from 10 a.m. on the 20th August to 6 a.m. on the 21st. He visited each constable, he told us, about four times. He did not on that night find any man ofi' h1s'beat, and he denied that he was present at the alleged assault in Osborn Place, or that he saw P.C.-Ashford, 207, anywhere near there or ofi' his beat at all. Ashford went off duty at 5, as he stated that Station Sergeant Anderson had given lllI1 leave to do so at the parade. He witness) thought it was in November that he first heard of the assault. NATURE or THE Cass. This case, like most of those with which we have to deal, resolves itself into a conflict of evidence between a body of persons in humble circumstances, of very varied occupations, and of various degrees of respectability as to character, and so forth, on the one side, and witnesses who are members of the Force on the other. Unlike some of...
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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819594
  • 9781236819598