The Mulligan Affair: Top Cop on the Take

Front Cover
Heritage House Publishing Co, 1997 - History - 160 pages
0 Reviews

Starting in July 1955 and carrying through to the spring of 1956, the Tupper Inquiry, which was investigating the activities of Chief Constable Walter Mulligan and the Vancouver Police Department, was front-page news. Every evening at 6:10 p.m. precisely, virtually every radio that could pick up the signal turned the dial to Jack Webster on CJOR. Could Mulligan really be in cahoots with local bookies? Could Vancouver's chief constable be a 'top cop on the take?"

The Mulligan affair had everything it takes to make headlines: death, graft, bootleggers, bookies, corruption, hookers, gambling, cops and politicians with memory loss and a veiled mystery lady.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Leading Players
6
Foreword
9
Squad Room Despair
11
Mulligans Vancouver
17
The Police Department
24
Mulligan the Man
33
Mulligan Battles Crime Wave
37
The Reporters
42
The Veiled Ladys Ordeal
105
Commissioners and Politicians
109
Mulligan Makes His Move
115
The Final Days
124
Mulligan Nailed
129
Sunny California
135
In Retrospect40 Years Later
138
Judge H A D Oliver
140

The Probe Begins
57
Crowds GatherJuly 13
63
Cuthbert Testifies
77
Popular Policeman Dies
89
Norris vs The Union
92
Femme Fatale
97
Norris Battles Back
101
Judge Stewart McMorran
143
Honorable Robert Bonner
146
Jack Webster
149
Winners and Losers
151
Different Days Different Cops
155
Credits
160
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Betty O'Keefe was a Vancouver "Province" reporter for seven years in the 1950s, working as children's columnist, features writer and church editor. She then worked in corporate communications for 15 years and was commissioned to write two corporate biographies: "Brenda: The Story of a Mine" and "The Mines of Babine Lake". Betty was the first woman to head the public-relations committee for the Mining Association of BC and the first woman to chair the information department of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association.

Bibliographic information