17 November 1888
A man, since recognised as Louis S. Tauer, of Percy-square, King's-cross-road, shot himself in the mouth with a revolver in Hyde Park, yesterday afternoon. He was taken to St. George's Hospital still living, but died soon after admission.
The man who committed suicide in Hyde Park yesterday by shooting himself in the mouth with a revolver has now been fully identified as Richard Brown, a constable of the E division, belonging to Hunter-street Police-station.
LETTER FROM SIR CHARLES WARREN
Sir Charles Warren writes to the times as follows in reference to the debate in the House of Commons on Thursday night:
I trust I may state that I had never to my knowledge in any way contested the lawful authority of the Secretary of State over the metropolitan police force; and the insinuation that I have in any way contested the administration of the police being subject to Parliament through the Secretary of State seems too ridiculous for me to contradict. In many cases, while accepting directions given me which were to all appearances contrary to the statute, I acted in accordance with the advice of the legal advisor appointed by the Secretary of State, the late Mr. J. Davis, formerly stipendiary magistrate of Sheffield.
I can only express my astonishment at the statements attributed to Mr. Matthews last night, and I venture to assert that an entirely different impression would be conveyed to the public mind about my action if the correspondence were to be made known.
At midnight there was no one in custody in London in connection with the East-end murders. The police state that the man who aroused the suspicion of Mr. Galloway by frequently crossing and recrossing the road, is a respectable citizen, and that he was, as a matter of fact, acting in concert with them in his "mysterious movements." The streets of Whitechapel presented their normal appearance last night.