Google map version of the evidence:The Dempsey Case
“A” SCENE OF ROBBERY
“B” 3:30PM- JAMES PETER SEES ESCAPING BANDITS IN CAR SWITCH TO HAUSMANS TAXI
“C” BANDITS IN CAB KILL MOTORCYCLE POLICEMAN CHURCHILL.
D 3:40 WILLIAM MILLER SEES HOODS LEAVE CAB TOWARDS SUBWAY, ABOUT 3:40 THEY RETURN TO CAB (HAUSEMAN WAITED FOR THEM EVEN AFTER WITNESSING THEM SHOOT CHURCHIL)
“E” Fireman Lopes, his wife, and daughter, in a car, were injured by the bandits' shots. From this point Patrolmen Walker and Dempsey and Detective Kiley pursued them in a commandeered taxi.
“F” Nick Romano, testified that one bandit was menacing Hausman with a revolver and one was firing at pursuing cars
“G” Fireman Hyde, who had been following from 169th Street, was seriously injured.
“H” George Karmanian, said he saw one of the bandits in the back seat point a revolver at Hausman's head when the bandit car passed his shop the first time.
“X” Patrolman Dempsey shot Hausman at 4:05 p.m
POINTS OF INTEREST: HAUSMAN APPEARS TO HAVE WAITED FOR BANDITS TO RETURN TO HIS CAB AFTER HE WITNESSED THEM MURDER POLICEMAN CHURCHIL. TWO INDEPENDANT WITNESSES TESTIFIED THEY SAW BANDITS THREATEN HAUSMAN WITH A GUN AS HE DROVE. NO TESTIMONY WAS GIVEN THAT HAUSMAN EVEN FIRED A GUN.
CONCLUSION: THE TESTIMONY AND FACTS WEIGH IN FAVOR OF HAUSMAN NOT VOLUNTARILY COOPERATION WITH BANDITS. IT WAS TESTIFIED THAT HE HAD A GUN TO HIS HEAD. EVEN IF HE HAD BEEN IN WITH THEM, HAUSMAN DID NOT POSE A CLEAR THREAT TO DEMPSEY WHEN HE WAS SHOT. HE WAS NOT HOLDING A GUN AS TESTIFIED BY DEMPSEY HIMSELF. HE WAS NOT WARNED TO FREEZE OR OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED BEFORE DEMPSEY SHOT HIM 4 TIMES.