Detective Lieutenant Ray Giese and Los Angeles County District Attorney Buron Fitts examine soiled clothing possibly owned by Thomas Edward Dugger. Dugger, known as "Ape Man", was convicted of eleven felonies related to the robbery, kidnapings, and assault of three women. Dugger was indicted on April 4, 1935 and sentenced to death by the Supreme Court on February 18, 1936.
Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts, second from right, sits with his defense lawyer Jerry Geisler, second from left, along with his chief deputy Robert P. Stewart, far left, and deputy District Attorney, William Simpson.
District Attorney Buron Fitts meets with his advisors over the charges of perjury brought against him by the grand jury. From left to right in the front, Buron Fitts, attorney Joseph Scott, and in the back, attorneys Jerry Giesler, Jack Gilchrist, and Harold Judson.
A photograph of Chief of Beverly Hills Police Charles C. Blair, District Attorney Buron Fitts, and lawyer Ernest E. Noon. The three men were involved in the search for kidnapping victim William F. Gettle and the prosecution of the kidnappers after Gettle's safe recovery.Charles C. Blair was the first Chief of Police of Beverly Hills, serving from 1927-1942. Ernest E. Noon was the attorney of the Gettle family. He was intimitely involved with the attempts to recover William F. Gettle, directing via the Los Angeles Times that the kidnappers send any ransom requests to him, as Mrs. Fleeta Gettle was ill with nervous prostration after the kidnapping of her husband and under medical supervision.Buron Fitts was the district attorney of Los Angeles from 1928-1940. Fitts was in charge of co-ordinating the police agencies in their search for Gettle and his kidnappers.
This unidentified negative is grouped together with negatives for the case of Thomas Edward Dugger, convicted of eleven felonies related to the robbery, kidnappings, and assault of three women. Dugger was indicted on April 4, 1935 and sentenced to death by the Supreme Court on February 18, 1936.
District Attorney Buron Fitts (standing) announces a new "gang squad" created to drive out Los Angeles gangsters and racketeers. The squad consists of six men, including leader John Klein (seated), formerly assigned to special duty with the grand jury. The group is also working with two police officers, one from Chicago and the other from New York, who will help to identify gangsters who have moved in from the east
District Attorney Buron Fitts(rear left) and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory(rear middle) appear with their attorneys (front, left to right) Roland Swaffield, Walter K. Tuller, Joseph Scott, Jerry Giesler, and Jack Gilchrist(rear right) to contend with perjury charges made against them by the grand jury.
District attorney Buron Fitts and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory appear with their attorneys Joseph Scott and Jerry Giesler to contend the charges of perjury brought against them by the grand jury. From left to right, standing, Buron Fitts, Joseph Scott, Mrs. Berthal Gregory, and Jerry Giesler.