Even Cops Are Human
Sgt. Campey was charged for being under the influence of liquor and assaulting R.O’Neill in the Cosmopolitan Hotel when off duty. O’Neill himself was drunk and carrying a loaded revolver. Sgt. Campey was severely reprimanded.
|Department photo 1918|
- Sgt. A.A Johnston was charged for being drunk on duty and going off duty without permission. He was dismissed from the force.
- Cst. Graham was charged for entering a half breed’s tent at about 2:00 a.m. and insulting females therein. He was dismissed from the force.
- Cst. Lewis was charged after being found sleeping in the American Hotel when on duty. Third offence. He was ordered to resign.
- Cst. Lewis, charged leaving his employment as a Police Constable without proper notice. Fined $15 and costs by the Magistrate. Dismissed from the force by the Chief.
- Cst. Robertson, charged with Improper Conduct in trying to effect entrance to a young lady’s room in View Court about 1:00 a.m. and also demanding money from a prostitute. Dismissed from the force.
|Confiscated still c1920|
- Cst. Washford charged with drinking in a bar while in uniform. Dismissed from the force.
- Cst. Greengrove charged with assaulting a civilian. Dismissed from the force.
- Cst. Hitch charged with assaulting a prisoner in cells. Dismissed from the force by City Council.
- Cst. Northham and Cst. McLoughland were charged with assaulting a prisoner in cells. Suspended for 60 days by City Council. Cst. McLoughland resigned to join the Army.
- Cst. Jeske charged with drinking on duty and general incompetency. Dismissed from the force.
- Cst. Follett charged being under the influence of drinking while on duty at 2:00 a.m. Warned by the Chief.
- Cst. Follett charged drunk on duty at 7:00 p.m. Dismissed from the force. Was allowed to work a months notice at the Shell factory on pleading poverty and not having sufficient money to leave the city.
|Department photo 1913|
- Sgt. Groer charged Malicious Prosecution of Maurice Fefferman and highly improper conduct in dealing with CPR Cst. Smith and Stewart. Dismissed from the force.
- On July 10, 1913, Sgt. Campey made a complaint to council accusing Chief Bruce of official misconduct and misappropriation of bail and fine monies. A special committee was set up to investigate the charges. For his efforts, Sgt. Campey was suspended forthwith and dismissed when the Chief was exonerated on all charges.