H. A. Van Norman's testimony was reported in the article "Fear of Dam Told Jury: Alarm Voiced on Eve of Break: Coroner's Inquiry Reveals Workers Saw Menace in Water-Soaked Hill; Others Recall Flood's Roar: Not Like Blast, They Say; Van Norman on Stand." Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 1928: 1.
Photograph of a women being questioned during the coroner's inquest into the shooting murder of Harry Meagher. The woman could be his wife, Fern Meagher, or the friend he had been visiting just before hi murder, Velva Nalley. Three men can be seen sitting in the jury box on the right, a man stands beside the bench of the coroner, and a man is seated at a table in front of the bench.
35-year-old William Focher was mistakenly shot by police, believed to have held up the Olympic Auditorium. Chase was told by Lou Daro, who had called the police, that he was being held up by Focher though that was not the case.
Frank F. Smith refuses to testify in the case charging him with the robbery of the El Monte bank that killed his two accomplices and blew off the finger of Officer Joseph Fritsch, but he is acting as his own attorney in questioning witnesses.