100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

November 01, 1968 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1968-11-01

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Friday, November 1, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Friday, November 1, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

The sheriff's

problems with law

and

order

(Continued from Page 1)
vassing Washtenaw County. Har-,
vey told them he was goinng to
print -his own Safety Guide. ''
Harvey replied to the supervis-
ors' question, under oath: "No,"
he had not diverted any monies
from the Safety Guide to his per-
sonal use. l
But Wednesday night at a can-
didates forum in Ypsilanti, Har-
vey told the audience he declared
"a profit" from the safety guide on
his income tax forms.
He added that the $500 profit
from the booklet did not go to
himself but to the Junior Depu-
ties Association. (The association
is a group of high school and jun-
for high school students supported
by the county to encourage obed-
ience to the law. Sgt. Robert
Britton sponsors the group.)
Last April, however, Britton told
The Daily, "We get no funds from
the safety guide."
In his Oct. 4 reply to the super-
visors, Harvey said: "The money
(for the Safety Guide) was never
received or ear-marked or co-min-
gled with any account connecting
or adjoining ,with the county of
Washtenaw."
But Koch told The Daily yester-
day: "I have a check dated Oct.
12, 1967, from an Ann Arbor
building company for $30 made
out to the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's Department for adver-
tising in the safety guide booklet.
It is endorsed by the Sheriff's De-
partment for deposit in the ┬░safety
guide account."
Since Harvey's predecessor,
George A. Peterson, took office in
1963, and until several months
ago, the County Jail operated a,
commissary. the commissary sold
candy bars, cigarettes and other,
materials to the prisoners. Be-
fore Harvey took office, the money
for the commissary was handled,
by Deputy Harold Ewald. Ewald
purchased the materials from a re-
tail store and sold them for a
nominal profit.
The small profit from the store
at that time was used for the jail's
"flower fund" - a fund used- to
buy flowers for deputies who were
ill or for relatives of deputies who
were ill. The profit from the com-
missary totalled about $100 per
year, Harvey claimed.
In January, 1067, the operation
was turned over to Sgt. Kenneth
Schultz. Harvey says Schultz be-
gan to purchase materials from
a wholesaler, the Ann A r b o r To-
bacco Co. and thus, has made a
larger profit from the store.
Harvey says the increased pro-

transported from the state prison
in Jackson, where he was serving
another sentence, to the County
Jail. Supervisor Bent Nielsen (R-
Ann Arbor) claimed Harvey was
told, "He was to keep Threat in
the tightest of security."
In mid-November Harvey per-
sonally designated Threat and an-
other prisoner, Hector Osorio,
trustees. As trustees they were able
to leave the jail, dumping garbage
and occassionally assigned to
"grounds upkeep detail" during
the day.
Osorio had been in jail 16 times
and was awaiting sentencing for
charges of forgery and pasing bad
checks.
On Nov. 26, Threat and Osorio
walked out of the jail and escaped.
They'stayed in Detroit three days.
Threat then went to California
and Osorio went to Phoenix, Ariz.
Several weeks later Threat killed
a man in California. He is n o w
serving his sentence. Osorio was
arrested by FBI agents in spring,
1968, on a charge of transporting
stolen cars across state lines.
Harvey has also come under
attack for the expense of his ex-,
tradition trips. In extraditing
Osorio, Harvey and Hollis left for
Tuscon, Ariz., Friday, May 3, 1968.
They spent much of the weekend,
according to the Ypsilanti Press,
in Nogales, Mexico. Monday, Os-
orio was extradited. Harvey charg-
ed the county almost $1,500 for
the trip.
Harvey charged the supervisors
$550 for attending the 1967
sheriff's convention in Las Vegas.
He claims on his expense account
that he and his wife attended the
i conference. He had previously told
the supervisors he was accompan-
ied not by his wife but by Under-
sheriff Harold J. Owings Jr. The
supervisors investigated the mat-
ter and found that Owings had
never left Ann Arbor.
Subsequent investigation by the
supervisors showed that Harvey's
wife also did not accompany'
Harvey on the Las Vegas trip.
In February, Harvey came un-

der attack for the county jail's
incorrigible cell - an 88-inch by
66-inch cell without bed or drain
- "for prisoners who assault an
officer, fight with or sexually at-
tack other prisoners, or destroy
county property."
The State Department of Cor-
rections ordered the sheriff to
close the cell in March.
Other incidents occurring in the
jail and recorded in court records
include acts of sodomy, hanging
and torture by prisoners to other
prisoners.
Several weeks ago, Koch, who is
now a part-time police officer inl
Dexter, ticketed Deputy K i n g
Williams III for speeding in Dex-
ter. Harvey reportedly appeared
before the Dexter village board
and demanded that Koch be fired.
Sources say he threatened to cut
off radio communications between
the Dexter police and the Sheriff's
Department unless Koch was fired.
The village board refused to fire
\Koch and Harvey silenced com-
munications for 80 hours.
Harvey has also received harsh
criticism for the driving records of
his force. Though county police
car accidents have "substantially"
declined this year, County Audi-
tor J. Martin Rempp claims the
record of Harvey's first several
years in office nearly caused revo-
cation of all police accident insur-
ance.

That provoked the board in Au-
gust, 1966, to request a special
high speed driving course be
taught to patrolmen.
Harvey told the 'board, "I'm
afraid the gentlemen on the board
are trying to catch a gust of wind
in a bag.
"What they're asking to be
taught can't be taught."
One month later Harvey an-
nounced the opening of "the first
high speed police pursuit school"
in the country. The school was
held on a quarter-mile roadway
in Ann Arbor's Research Park.
But Maj. Edward W. Jones of
the North Carolina State Highway
Patrol said there have been at
least two and perhaps three, high-
speed pursuit schools in the coun-
try before Harvey's.
Jones, head of the highway
patrol's training division in
Raleigh, questioned whether a
quarter-mile roadway was suffi-
cient length for a high-speed pur-
suit school.
Jones says his department uses
"an 8,000-foot strip so our men
can be experienced in 100 and 120
m.p.h. driving." He claims, "You
would be very limited in a quarter
mile track."
After several months of the
school, Supervisor Albert Breder-
nitz (R-Saline) called Harvey's
school, "a bunch of humbug."
"They just like to go racing
around," he said.

IMPORTED GIFTS FROM
* AFRICA. * ASIA. 1
" EUROPE e
THE MEDINA SHOP
402 Maynard St. 663-4540

-Daily-Andy Sacks
Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey

fit is used for the flower fund, re-
placement of "any , prisoner's
money that may have been lost"
and ",used for purchasing equip-
ment for the countty jail, s.uch as
air conditioners .-
He also claims some of the
money was used to buy uniforms
for the Junior Deputies. M o r e
than $520, he further claims, was
paid in sales tax during 1967.
The Daily has obtained photo-
stats of receipts for money taken
from the jail store profit f r o m
Jan. 12, 1967 to Jan. 15, 1968. The
receipts all state: "Received from
Sgt. Schultz" and are signed by
Harvey, Capt. Irving C. Hollis,
Britton and others.
;n.The receipts total $1,683.65.
Harvey signed personally for
$1,045: Of this money, all but $65
is marked: "Donation from jail
store fund." Thirty dollars is
marked: "For Horse Show."
t None of the money is marked:
"Four air conditioners." Robert
Harrison, chairman of the county
board of supervisors, told T h e
Daily, "The funds for the air con-
ditioners were paid from the
county's general fund."

'Britton signed for $460 from
the' fund. All the money is de-
signated: "For use in the flower
fund."
Harvey's personal secretary,
Jane DeVine, signed for $10. The
money was marked: "For dona-
tion."
Hollis received $36, marked:
"Lunch for Junior Deputies."
Other monies taken from the
fund include $40, marked: "For
TV set repairs;" and six dollars,
marked: "For inmates lunch at
driving range."
In November, 1967, a state pri-
son inmate, Tommie Threat, was
charged with armed robbery and

"WONDERFULNESS"**
... Is owning all of BILL COSBY'S
fabulously FUNNY ALBUMS, available at
417 E Liberty Phone 4
just past AA Bank 662-0675
T THE WALK
STORE-WIDE SALE
109 S.* 4th
Ph. 769-0113
PRICES REDUCED 30%

t /1& etseetonee
"IF
7i
CCD O
.aw.
s op
PIERCED EARRINGS
6
new fall stock
largest'& bet seection ever
COME IN AND BROWSE
Qp
,~, ~Karcadejewel ry;
16 Nickels Arcade ┬░'

A TTENITION!
Experimental Reform SAbbService
Michigan Union Assembly Hall
(in basement)
8:15 P.M. TONIGHT

featuring imported gifts, clothing

III

II 'I ,fL . ________ ______ _.___________._ _ _ _________

HILLEL
1429 Hill Street
TONIGHT AT 8:00 P.M.
JOINT SERVICE
with Beth Israel Congregation
followed by ONEG SHABBAT
honoring OSIAS ZWERDLING

L

Iii

I

TONIGHT

8 P.M.

"1Contemporary China"
-developments since 1949, the cultural revolution, unrest in
Hong Kong
Dr. Albert Feuerwerker, Professor of History, University of Michigan
Dr. Andrew T. Roy, Vice President of Chung Chi College, Hong Kong
Dr. Allen Whiting, Professor of Political Science, University of Michi-
gan. Former Deputy Consul, Hong Kong

I

GIRLS
FREE

ALL CAMPUS
MIXER
WEST QUAD
2nd Floor

GUYS
50c

rt

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Social Hall
1432 Washtenaw Avenue
Sponsored by the Ecumenical Campus Center
and the Interfaith Council for Peace
(paht of a series on Informational Issues '68)

r " ti i1:'N " .:.41SY J."'i4YA':"i 5.11 J '+V+'.\1 i .... ;1".L'.Vi A1.1.4 h. t.YM1'.1 };4ti".Y: i':'.1"J. J.\ti :ti :..1ti}; ; 1;?'."55; .;err~ '::tJ,.yJ.};.;.'. .rf ."a .._. _..._Lf;;;; J{;hti ... tti.."'!": ;:;:; i r;}:":

FRIDAY, No 1
Featuring

9-12 p.m.

OPUS SIX

. il

THE ONIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PLAYERS
DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH

M

Harold Pinter's
tkTHE'
HOMECOMING

& Capr1" byx
r nqe. blossom
The 18K gold arms of this
Orange Blossom ring embrace a single
diamond as brilliant as a Caprlsunrise.
Could there possibly be 'a more fitting
symbol of your love than this unusual ring?
-We think not. And we know you'll
find no more fitting symbol of security.
than Orange Blossom's unique guarantees
If your ring is lost, stolen or damaged
during the first year of purchase, we'll
replace it without charge. Like your love, an
Orange Blossom diamond is truly forever.
Capri by Orange Blossom:

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan