National Affairs: False Arrest

There was no warrant or written complaint against Frederick Jockell, attorney of Mount Vernon, N. Y. Yet he was arrested in Manhattan on a charge of grand larceny, clapped into jail with "a howling Chinaman." So, claiming that he had been humiliated, Mr. Jockell sued Detective John J. Quinn (who arrested him) for $25,000. Last week a jury upheld Mr. Jockell to the extent of $1,000. Presiding Justice Joseph Morschauser of the New York Supreme Court added: "The verdict should have been ten times as much, so as to teach New York police officers to be more careful...

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