Case Number: 828

Griffin, John, fatally injd. Sept. 14. Pushed from fence near 24th Prect. Station, by Off. Patrick Kennedy, of 30th Prect., who was arrested. Griffin died at County Hosp. Sept. 16, his back having been broken by the fall. Kennedy was found guilty of manslaughter, April 19, 1899, and sentenced to one year in Joliet Pen.


Date of Offense September 14, 1898
Date of Death September 16, 1898
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 week but more than 1 day
Address near 24th Prect. Station
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Other non-commercial public place
Location Description near 24th Prect. Station
Type of Death Manslaughter
Total Number of Victims 1
Location near 24th Prect. Station
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Manslaughter Other


Name Griffin, John
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken County Hospital


Name Kennedy, Patrick -> officer
Gender Male
Ethnicity Irish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 30
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Outcome of Trial Guilty of manslaughter