The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton

The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton

by Hank Chapot

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The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton by Hank Chapot

In 1935, the citizens of the city of San Francisco were indignant when tales of police officers having amassed huge fortunes through payoffs, graft and bribery came to light. In a convulsion of civic anger, District Attorney Matt Brady and Mayor Angelo Rossi were pressed to act, and they hired private investigator and former G-man Edwin N. Atherton. The so-called Atherton Report prompted dozens of cops to quit or lose their jobs, some went underground, one killed himself and his family. The entire police commission was forced to resign and reports of police payoffs, staged raids on gambling houses and brothels, bail bond skimming, unpaid loans to public officials and other were laid at the door of the House of McDonough.

Lost for more than seventy years, here is the infamous Atherton Report.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033113873
Publisher: Hank Chapot
Publication date: 02/11/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 187,425
File size: 487 KB

About the Author

Hank Chapot is a San Francisco native living in Oakland. He is a gardener at U.C. Berkeley and an historian.

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