Coverage of Criminal Cases Involving NYPD Detective Captain Henry Flattery
A Great Day for the Irish
When Ireland finally established home rule in 1912, Henry Flattery packed up his old kit bag to set sail from Cork to New York.
Take the Cannoli
He told me to tell you you could have everything you want and do everything you want as long as you take good care of the kids.
The legacy of Henry Flattery continues in its sincerest form.
Tammany Hall Sweep
Police received protection money from shopkeepers, rackets surrounded the fish and poultry markets, as well as the docks, and licensing fees for various professions were increased with Tammany Hall middlemen reaping the benefits. Henry Flattery changed all that.
The Dumbbell Murder
The story of the most famous sneak shot photo in tabloid history began with a wink between a woman and a man who should have known better.
6 Dead, 27 Hurt in Ferris Wheel Crash
Six persons were killed and twenty seven injured when a Ferris wheel was blown over in Clason Point Park late yesterday afternoon in the most disastrous storm in the history of New York City.
January 21, 1936Duelist — Acting Detective Captain Henry Flattery, head of the Jamaica squad, recently shared in a citation for “excellent police duty,” in connection with the arrest of the Rifle Gang of bandits who received long terms in Sing Sing. However, if we...
THREE BOY SLAYERS ARE FINGER PRINTED
Three Boy Slayers are Fingerprinted Leader Balks at Signing Record, but Finally Yields, Saying 'the Cops Are My Pals.' The New York Times, June 19, 1935June 19, 1935The three schoolboy-bootblacks of Jamaica, Queens, who have confessed they murdered a man last Saturday...
Police Praised in Arrest
Police Praised In Arrest Nassau Chief Commends 9 Here for Capture of Burglar The New York Times, June 14, 1936July 27, 1937Nine members of the New York Police Department were commended yesterday by Abram W. Skidmore, chief of the Nassau County Police Department, for...
100 DETECTIVES HUNT SABOTEURS IN QUEENS
100 Detectives in Hunt for Saboteurs in Queens Alarm Out for 3 Men in Cutting of Telephone Cables The New York Times, June 7, 1942June 7, 1942Police last night broadcast an alarm for the apprehension of three men in a late model sedan who are believed to be...
Patrolman Ends Life
Patrolman Ends Life At Home on Sick Leave, He Fires Shot With Service Revolver The New York Times, January 10, 1943July 23, 1935Patrolman Richard Cody, attached to Deputy Chief Inspector James F. McGoey’s office in Queens as a messenger, shot himself fatally in the...
BURGLARS DO ‘NEAT JOB’
Burglers Do 'Neat Job' Even the Police Gve Praise for Jewel Thieves' Technique The New York Times, February 10, 1942February 10, 1942In what was described by police as a “neat job,” burglars entered a Queens jewelry store, ripped open a large safe, made a selection...