HC Deb 06 February 1902 vol 102 c535
MR. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a police sergeant of Cliffoney, County Sligo, requested a member of the Sligo Rural District Council to have a Resolution complimenting him on his conduct in connection with a malicious injury case passed by the District Council, and threatening him in case of refusal; and have steps been taken to prevent the recurrence of such conduct.


The Sergeant states, and holds to his own statement, the District Councillor suggested that he might ask the Crown Solicitor to write to the Secretary to the County Council on his behalf in the case mentioned; he emphatically denies having used a threat. No other person was present on the occasion. Under the circumstances, the Inspector General considers that the proper course for the aggrieved District Councillor to adopt, will be to bring his case before the magistrates in Potty Sessions, under the Act 6 William IV., cap. 13, sec. 19, on a charge of violation of duty. The Constabulary Authorities will afford him every assistance in the matter.