LAPD Officer Accused of Hitting Handcuffed Prisoner, March 5, 1914


March 5, 1914: Spring training!

I jumped back to 1914 to see if I could find out anything about the Police Commissions order against non-Asian women in Oriental cafes. No luck, alas, but I did find a couple of goodies.

In the first, a crowd of witnesses hisses mounted LAPD Officer M.E. Wise, whom they accused of beating former firefighter Jack Ramsey, who was thrown in the alley behind the Phoenix bar, 121 S. Main, after getting into a fight. Members of the crowd said Wise handcuffed Ramsey and put him in the back of a patrol wagon, then hit him in the face. A police official said that Ramsey attacked other prisoners after being put in the patrol wagon and had to be subdued.

Meanwhile, Police Chief Charlie Sebastian says there are usually complains whenever anyone is arrested in that area (and yes, even 100 years ago Main Street was a tough neighborhood).

In Stockton, the mystery of Ester Crotzer’s disappearance comes to a grisly conclusion with the discovery of a body cut into 11 pieces and stuffed into four sacks.

March 5, 1914

March 5, 1914

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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