THE DAY BOOK
.500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 62 Chicago, Friday, Dec 8, 1911
HOW THE CITY LOANS ITS POLICEMEN TO
: ' PRIVATE INTERESTS '
Police. Records Show That Officers Detailed to Duty in
the Interests o Taxpayers, are Special Guards" at
Chicago Offices, -
er two years ago. The duty they,
perform is not specified.
Oh 'the Record-Herald' prem
ises there is but one guardian,
paid f6r by the city. He played
no part in the arrest -of one
Dowdj an"1 employe of the Record-Herald,
who was fined $200
for anassault on a Tribune news
boy. " The Pdst is a perfect lady, and
has but one city-paid guardiaq
and he has' been 'assigned there
but three months! ,
In the record there is no meij
tion of a man detailed at the Tri
bune, but on the first page yes
terday that paper admitted hav
ing one man detailedthere for,
special duty." And to cap the cli
max, offered to turn him over to
the city any time the city asked
for him.' And they magnified in
to a virtue fact that they were of;
'fenng'the city its own property,
Probably this patrolman is,dej
tailed at the Tribune to'see that
school children -which1 may have
been deprived of proper school?
;ng-by" 'the"i midnight lease grab
An examination of the records
of the police department, compil
ed toAug. 16, shows -comparatively
few instances in which the
" .officers so detailed are not doing
actual duty in . connection with
thedepartment'ind for the safe
guarding of the taxpayers' inter
But there are some questiona
ble details. Among thenl are the,
newspapers which are loudest in
their, demands that more patrol
men be put on regular beats.
Arid the tity pays the bill.
" The xfiafly News has long had.
such special guards. For 16
"years Patrolman Doherty and
-Hynes have been" on post at the
Hews Office. There "is nothmg in
the report to indicate the -News
thas' contributed one cent to ..the'
1 city for this special duty.
. ,The Examiner. has one police
man on duty af its office, this par
ticular one having been assigned
"there-four months at the time, the
report was made out. The Am-
erican gets two, one detaifei
there four years ago and the ofh-.
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