Report of the Royal Commission Upon the Duties of the Metropolitan Police, Together with Appendices Volume 3

Report of the Royal Commission Upon the Duties of the Metropolitan Police, Together with Appendices Volume 3

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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: ... the Court of first instance. and so on, and it would be difficult to say what that Court would be called. _ 45789. I did not want to trouble you with the details of the Paris system, but I only wanted to know what took place at the station or depot when the prisoner so charged with being drunk and disorderly is brought them. Is he brought first of all before a police officer analogous to our Inspector or analogous to our sergeant?----Yes, he is brought before the person in charge of the station. but it would not be always the Commissaire, because the Commissaire is often about in every direction. He has a number of extraordinary duties to perform which take him constantly over his district. 45790. Is there somebody at the station or the depot who is in charge of it 'f----Yes, in charge of the station. The depot is a distinct organisation. 45805. (Mr. Whitmore.) Who is the Commissairc appointed' by?---My impression is that he would be appoiiited by the Prefect of Police with the authority of the Minister of Justice, but I do not give that as an absolute opinion. My impression is that that is the case. The Juge (l'Instruction is the officer of the Minister of Justice who acts as the prosecutor, and does the investigation into serious crimes which is here done in open Court by our police magistrates. The Jiige d'Instruction has unlimited power to bring a prisoner up and keep him there any length of time while thev" instruction " is proceeding, weeks or months even. until he is satisfied that the has got his case. The evil of that--I say it with all respect to the Frem-h_ is that he has got a direct interest in the prosecution, as much as the counsel for the prosecution has. His advancement real-ly depends upon the success...show more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919688
  • 9781236919687