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pre-(Iding POLICE HELD GUILTLESS OF BEATING Board Approves Report Clearing Men Accused of Abusing Prisoner Police officers accused by Attorney S. S. Hahn of beating James Simms of 911 West Eleventh Place while taking him to Jail on charges of drunkenness, were exonerated in a report by Acting Deputy Chief Combes, which was approved by the Police Commission yesterday. According to Combes, testimony at a hearing of Sergt. John W. Brun-ty Brun-ty Brun-ty and C. A. King brought out that Simms was fighting drunk, bruised and with his clothese bloody when he was picked up with others intoxicated intoxicated on the night of the 4th Inst. Simms kicked one of the other prisoners in the back of the head and one of the officers in the stomach and then fell halfway out of the police car, according to the Combes report. The investigation, he stated, disclosed that no more force than was necessary to arrest and detain Simms was used by the officers, who picked up seventeen drunken men on the night of the 4th Inst. Simms had pleaded guilty in court to drunkenness and Attorney Hahn brought him berore the Mayor Mayor to view his condition two weeks ago. The Police Commission then ordered an investigation, which was conducted before the police board of Inspectors. of

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 25 Jul 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 21

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