HC Deb 07 August 1890 vol 348 cc92-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a police constable named Marr, who, at the Manchester Assizes in December, 1888, was convicted of man slaughter and sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment, being at the same time severely censured by the Judge for having perjured himself, has, since his release, been re-admitted into the Force, and is at the present time serving in the D Division of the Manchester City Police, or is on the probation list with the view of being reinstated in the Police Force?


Yes, Sir; I am informed by the Chief Constable that this man, on his release, applied to the Watch Committee for reinstatement in the Force, and they, as I understand, taking into account the recommendation to mercy of the jury, and the strong opinion in his favour expressed by numerous Magistrates, and Stipendiary Magistrates, as well as by the Coroner, Mayor, ex-Mayor, and County Court Judge, an opinion which the Watch Committee shared, have agreed to his being taken on as a probationer. It is not the fact that he was censured by the Judge for having perjured himself.