§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Secretary of State for the 377 Home Department, If he can state how many cases of complaints of assaults by Metropolitan police constables on the public have been made before magistrates during the past six months; and, whether he will consent to a Return showing the dates, names, and particulars of each such complaint; and showing what, if any, investigation or prosecution took place in consequence of any such complaint?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I have no information as to the number of complaints of assault by police constables made before magistrates, and could only ascertain the facts by inquiry from the magistrates. I have no objection, however, to give a Return of the dates, particulars, and results of all charges of assault made against police constables before magistrates.