Photo - Weehawken Police Commissioner Harry Stearns and his attorney

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Photo - Weehawken Police Commissioner Harry Stearns and his attorney

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N 74583 "P & 4 PHOTOS"
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(PHOTO SHOWS L to R HARRY STEARNS, POLICE COMMISSIONER OF WEHAWKEN, N.J., AND HiS ATTORNEY, CHARLES STUHR) INFORMER IN JERSEY RUM SCANDAL SWEARS HE SAW FOLICE HEAD CHECKING RUM LOAD

FATHER BENNETT FLASHED A POCKET LIGHT ON THEM AND WE BOTH RECOGNIZED A MAN WHO WAS ENGAGED IN COUNTING AND CHECKING OFF THE CASES OF LIQUOR AS HARRY J . O S' HAUGHNESSY STEARNS, POLICE COMMISSIONER OF WEEHAWKEN,"  SAID CHARLES D. KIRK, REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN OF WEEHAWKEN, N.J., IN AN AFFIDAVIT WHICH EXPOSED HIGHER-UPS IN THE JERSEY LIQUOR RUNNING SCANDAL. IT IS HINTED THAT FEDERAL PROHIBITION AGENTS, NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICERS AND OTHER JERSEY POLITICIANS MAY BE DRAGGED INTO THE SCANDAL.

FM. 12-8-24


According to a NY Times article (Wed, June 17, 1925), Stearns and 9 other Weehawken PD personnel were found not guilty of charges of violating the Volstead Act (Prohibition)

Date

1924

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Photo

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Photo

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Photo

Citation

“Photo - Weehawken Police Commissioner Harry Stearns and his attorney,” The Weehawken Time Machine, accessed April 17, 2024, https://weehawkentimemachine.omeka.net/items/show/3684.