Yonkers, N. Y. (Jul. 18)
Two more policemen will face charges as a result of an alleged beating of two New York Jews, one a physician, according to announcement by Irvin E. Klein of this city, attorney for the victims, who also plans to file racial prejudice charges.
Sergeant Orville Perry and Patrolman Charles Smith, both of the Westchester County Park Police, will face charges of disorderly conduct in Court of Special Sessions here, according to the lawyer, for witnessing the allegel beating of the two in a shack in Tibbetts Brook Park Sunday by Patrolman Emmett Howell, and not interfering. This, Mr. Klein claims, “aided and abetted in the assault.”
Dr. Philip Cohen and James Cunningham, of New York City, who claim they were beaten up after they smoked in Tibbetts Park Pool here, will relate their version of disorderly conduct charges against them before a jury in the local court, August 5. Their charges of assault against Patrolman Howell are slated for hearing at the same time. Just before that date, the two additional charges against police will be filed, Mr. Klein declared.
Mr. Klein has declared in open court that racial prejudice figures in both the arrest and beating and added that the case had “aroused the interest of the Jewish community of Yonkers.” Several active members of the Jewish Community Center are said to be taking an earnest interest in the case.