§ Mr. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to a case heard on the 8th and 22nd July at Westminster Police Court, in which two men were charged with disorderly conduct and assaulting the police, when evidence was given that a police constable assaulted the defendants and others without justification, and the Magistrate ultimately dismissed the charge, stating that the Commissioners of Police would make inquiry into the matter; and if he can state what has been the result of this inquiry?
§ MR. ASQUITH
My attention has been drawn to the case. The Commissioner has made careful inquiry. There are many circumstances of doubt, and he arrived at the conclusion that the case would be met by compulsory resignation of the constable, and in this I concur.