Philadelphia Inquirer – February 19, 1905
Democratic Members of the Force Are Marked for Dismissal From the Department
According to a statement made by a member of the Police Committee of Camden City Council to an Inquirer reporter yesterday, charges will be preferred against a number of Democratic policemen during the week and the resignations of the officers are likely to follow.
Charges were preferred against policemen Samuel B. F. Alcott, of the Fifth ward, and John Miller, of the Fourth ward, yesterday. Alcott is charged with having assaulted William Morris, a fireman, on last election day and Miller with failing to report the operation of slot machines on his beat. The accused men are Democrats. They will probably have a hearing before the Police Committee of City Council the coming week. Alcott was appointed by Mayor Nowrey and Miller by Mayor Hatch.