The Daily Mirror

Los Angeles history

« Previous Post | The Daily Mirror Home | Next Post »

Wife Beater Bluffs Police

March 14, 2010 |  1:07 am

March 14, 1910, Standoff

March 14, 1910: Charles Edmondson beats his wife with a vest containing a sack full of coins, then holds off a squad of police by asking to see the officers’ warrant. Upon the advice of a lieutenant, the officers drop the matter and consider it closed until the chief learns about it.

March 14, 1910, Standoff

On March 17, The Times reported that the chief admonished the officers that they didn’t need a warrant because Edmondson drunk and had a gun. It’s unclear whether Edmondson was ever tried as his name never again appears in the paper.