McLeod denies taking bribe from Dotson (2of2) 28May23
- - - J. - - E. - to at D E NIES Tfl KING BRIBE 0FS50 (Continued from Page 1) $50 wanted to see that everything was right and therefore desired to see McLeod, before he would give Dodson the cash. On Sunday morning. May 13, Mo - I.eod ajruin telephoned the Lincoln Club and, in response to remarks by witness, said be was comintr down. On this occasion, lnsnector Tulev listened in on an extension, to the conversation, and afterwards Inspector Inspector Sutherland, Inspector Tuley and urncer l hompson were secreted in a room in the club. , Careful staging in preparation for the coupe was then done, a sette being arranged in one room in such a position that when MLeod sat on one end of it, he could be plainly seen through a keyhole from the room adjoining, while its proximity to the door made the overhearing of conversation possible. Fifty dollars in marked money was handed to Dodson hy Inspector Sutherland, which was to be paid to the accused, who, at that time, and until some time after his arrest, the officers believed to be someone using the name of Supervisor McLeod. "When Mcleod came in. I a.sked him how I was to know, after I had given him the $r,0, that I should not still he prosecuted," said Dodson, "and he told me he would write a letter telling them not to proceed." Continuing, witness said Mcleod assured him that he was head of the prosecutions, and that Mr. Miliar was under him and unable to take any action with his authority. ' "I .said I would take a chance and give him the cash," said witness, "and I did. Then the police came in." In cross - examination by Mr. Russell, Russell, witness said he had no fear of the prosecution, which wa supposed to be about to take place in connection connection with liquor found on his premises. premises. He had never paid money for any so - called "protection." INSPECTOR WAS INFORMED Inspector Tuley told of the conversations conversations with Dodson, who reported the matter when McLeod allegedly demanded money, and explained the arrangements made. Following the conversation which had been given by the previous wit. ness the money was paid over, Tuley seeing the whole transaction, upon which the three officers entered the room. The marked money was found in MeLeod's pocket and he was placed under arrest .although the ifficers were still under the impression that he was an imposter, and would no: accept his statement that he was McLeod McLeod until he produced credentials. Proceeding, the witness said that at the police station, McLeod begged for mercy and, when told he had been a "fool." stated: "I know. T wish I hadn't. Keep this quiet and I will quit my job and leave the country." Detective Thompson corroborated the testimony of Inspector Tuley, and, after Mr. McKay had intimated that Inspector Sutherland would he called at the higher court, he being absent owing to his family being in quarantine, adjournment until this afternoon was taken.