photo size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
August 26, 1931
Third Degree Charges Brings Suspension on Police
Four plain clothes members of the Metropolitan Police Force of Washington D.C. were suspended in the connection with the alleged "Third Degree" treatment received by James Harker, housebreaking suspect, less than a month after the Wickersham Commission deplored the use of brutality on prisoners. The four men suspended are: James A. Mostyn, W.C. Groomes, William R. Laflin, and W.F. Burroughs. The above photo shows S. McComas Hawken, his attorney, pointing to the welts on Harker's back, the result of beating received from police who forced him to confess to stealing.
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