Law enforcement officials George Fisher (Lieutenant), Elizabeth Fiske (City Mother Policewomen), and J.W. Buckley (Patrolman) surrounded by bags filled with food goods, including Bagdad Coffee. Elizabeth Fiske was with LAPD from 1929-1964 and served on the City Mothers Bureau, a crime prevention division of LAPD staffed entirely by policewomen.
Police Chief James E. Davis testifying before the grand jury during the investigation into the bombing of the car of private investigator Harry Raymond. Police Captain Earle E. Kynette and his subordinate officers Roy J. Allen and Fred A. Browne were charged with the bombing. Kynette was in charge of a special police intelligence unit that had been conducting surveillance on Raymond’s home from a nearby bungalow. Before the car bombing, Raymond had been conducting investigative work on Mayor Shaw and his possible connections with illegal gambling.
Deputy Sheriff Mary Talbot sits with Betty Hardaker in the courtroom during an inquest. Mrs. Hardaker was convicted of murdering her 5 year old daughter, Geraldine Hardaker, in a Montebello park washroom. The jury convicted her of committing the crime while of unsound mind.
Fire trucks parked outside the fire that occurred at Dura Steel Products Co. An electrical short circuit ignited 20 barrels of highly flammable paint thinner. The fire destroyed the plant and left approximately 100 employees without a job.
Benjamin E. Erb, oil worker and resident of 2512 North Eastlake Avenue in Los Angeles, pictured serving on the jury for the famous "White Flame" double murder trial of aviation executive Paul A. Wright.Wright's defense team, led by famed Los Angeles defense attorney Jerry Giesler, argued that Wright was not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury found Wright guilty of two counts of manslaughter, and subsequently ruled that he had been insane at his sanity trial.
Crowd surveys the former site of the Golden State Fireworks and Display Co. plant, where a fireworks explosion occurred on Feb. 7, 1940. The blast was felt 40 miles away, injured four, and caused damage at many nearby homes. Cause of the explosion was suspected to be decomposing firework shells, or possibly a gopher chewing on powder. Damages was estimated at $100,000
Watchman Roland Dewitt Seal sitting in a chair. Seal was a witness at the trial for Dr. George K. Dazey, who was suspected of killing his wife Doris Dazey in 1935. Mrs. Dazey was found dead in the garage, apparently the victim of monoxide poisoning. Dr. Dazey was accused of boasting about pulling off the "perfect crime," referring to the murder of his wife. Seal had never met Dazey, but he testified to seeing Dr. Dazey carrying a woman's body from the house to the garage on the night of the murder. At the trial Seal also admitted to giving a ficticious name when attempting to purchase a revolver he said he needed to protect himself from Dazey. Seal was given two years probation for this.