Minutes from September 16, 1889

transcript     original documents: part one | part two

Trouble in the Police Department:

  • Police chief suspended without pay while reports of police misconduct and breach of trust investigated by “Justices of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of British Columbia or a Judge of the County Court”
  • Certain officers ordered to turn in “all monies received by them as rewards for arresting and returning to their ships certain stragglers from Her Majesty’s -Fleet while in our harbour in July last”
  • ten dollars each be deducted from the Salary of officers… as a penalty for allowing prisoners belonging to the Chain gang to do work on their private property and to wander at large through the City.

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