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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union - May 19, 1931 - Court News
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 19:43:59 EDT
SISTER, FRIEND JAILED, MRS. HEALY THREATENS TO MAKE COPS 'PAY'
Ex-Magistrate's Kin Again Figure in Court News
The HEALYS of Flatbush are figuring again in police court news. This time it
is miss Estelle CUMMINGS, 32, of 4302 Cortelyou road, sister-in-law of former
Magistrate Leo HEALY, who was arrested in Manhattan early today charged with
using loud and boisterous language.
At the hearing in Jefferson Market court Mrs. Leo HEALY appeared and when the
case was adjourned until May 25 by Magistrate MURPHY she told the two
arresting officers: "This is not the end of this. You'll pay for this."
Later Mrs. HEALY told reporters she thought "the girls," meaning Estelle
CUMMINGS and her companion, Ann DOW, 25, of 951 East Forty-third street,
arrested with her, had "stood up for their rights."
SPENT TIME IN CELL
Miss CUMMINGS and Miss DOW spent the early morning hours behind the bars in
the West Thirtieth street police station.
According to the complaint, Patrolman Frederick BOTIE of the Charles street
station said he found the pair at West Tenth street and Seventh avenue at
1:30 A. M. today, arguing, fighting and interfering with everyone who passed
along the street.
He said he attempted to get them to enter their car parked around the corner
and go home, but they refused. They heaped abuse on him, he said, ordering
him to "mind his own business."
Miss CUMMINGS, he said, told him she would have him put into uniform, and
when he called attention to the fact he was in uniform she threatened to have
him broken. Patrolman Patrick MAGNER, of the Charles street station, came
along then, he said, and both women were placed in a taxi and taken to the
They were booked and removed to the West Thirtieth street station, where
there is a matron on duty. Throughout both trips, he said, the women heaped
abuse on the policemen.
In court today Miss CUMMINGS and Miss DOW asked to have the case adjourned,
and the policemen agreed to May 26 for a trial date. Magistrate MURPHY held
the two women in $100 bail each.
As he signed the papers, the woman who was later identified as Mrs. HEALY
appeared and said:
"I'm her sister (referring to Miss CUMMINGS), I'm a prominent woman in
Brooklyn. Why not go on with this case now?" But the papers had already been
signed, and to two women posted cash bail.
Miss CUMMINGS was one of the women named as participating in a scene in
magistrate HEALY's home which resulted in a statement by Meier STEINBRINK,
Republican county leader, and an investigation of Magistrate HEALY, who was
exonerated. He later resigned from the bench.
Mrs. HEALY figured in another police court case when she was arrested for
parking overtime, and threatened the policeman who gave her the summons.
Transcribed for the Brooklyn Information pages by Mary Davis.
Researching HAAS, DUGGAN, GOETZ & DAVIS