Charge of Anti-semitism Against Yonkers Policeman Upheld
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Charge of Anti-semitism Against Yonkers Policeman Upheld

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Assault charges, which two New York Jewish doctors claimed in open court were due to anti-Semitic feeling against them, brought against a Westchester County Park Commission patrolman, were upheld today by Acting City Judge Gerald Nolan in Special Sessions. Judge Nolan found the parkway policeman guilty, but suspended sentence, declaring the finding of guilt is sufficient punishment for the officer.

Dr. William Cunningham and Dr. Philip A. Cohen, brothers, were the complainants in the case which attracted wide interest, especially in Jewish circles, as leading local Jews interested themselves in the case. The New Yorkers were arrested for disorderly conduct by Patrolman Emmet Howell for smoking in Tibbetts Brook Park swimming pool here, violating a park rule. The doctors alleged the patrolman took them to a shack and beat them up so severely that they required medical attention, while two other policemen looked on and made no move to interfere.

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