1884 RUFFRA ANDREW beaten by police 30 Aug Lou, KY CJ
EVIDENTLY CATCHING. Another Iuoceat Kaa Almost "Cluttsd to Deiti oy One of tne Swora Qaardiaas , ef.taa Fsace. DO TEET ALL DO ITT A Another case of criminal brutality on th part of a police officer was brought to light yesterday. Andrew Ruffra. an employe of the City Brewery, accompanied a party ot friends to Speed's Garden, a small resort ' near the city limits, on the . Seventh-street -road. f They occupied seats at one of the tables until nearly dark, chatting pleasantly and drinking-r beer. As tbey were leaving the 'grounds the party-encountered two men who were engaged in a fight between themselves. Mr. Ruffra stepped between them, evidently with the intention of acting the part of a peace-maker. but before be could separate them, a polios. man stepped up and struck Ir. Ruffra with ' his club, knocking him senseless. He war unconscious for several momeuts, and when he regained bis senses, his friends assisted him to a place where be could bathe his head, which was bleeding profusely from a wound over the left temple. His friends remonstrated with the policeman, but for fear of further trouble, left , the grounds with' out finding out the fellow's name or number; but it is believed . he is a member of either the Merchants' or tbe County Police, and no trouble will be spared to hunt him out and bring him to the bar of justice. Mr. Ruffra was taken to bis home on Green street, near tbe brewery, but as the wound appeared to be trifling, no particular attention was paid to it. Monday he managed to attend to bis duties, bat complained very much of a racking pain in tbe head. Tuesday he went to work, but before noon was taken with a dizziness aad peculiar blindness, which obliged him to give up and - go home. He continued to grow worse, and on Thursday relapsed into an unconcious condition, and as bis condition was considered very critical, he was removed to his mother' borne oa Twenty-sixth, near Grayson, where he can receive every necessary attention. At a lata hour last evening be was still unconscious, and it was feared he would not live until sunrise this morning, it is said by tbosa who witnessed tbe trouble at tbe park that the policeman struck without saying a word about aires ting any one, and it is a notoriour fact that noyone was arrested, Ruffra is an Unmarried nan about twenty-seven years oi age.