Euclid Beach Park Police


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Euclid Beach Park Police

The Euclid Beach Park Police were established by the park's owners to enforce the park's strict rules, including the prohibition of alcohol. The park police also enforced racial segregation in the park. This image, probably from the 1910s, shows police chief Jack McDonald posing with his nightstick. In 1946, the Euclid Beach Police scuffled with patrons flouting the park's segregation rules on several occasions. This culminated during the night of August 23, when two Euclid Beach police officers fought with two off-duty black Cleveland police officers.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Division of Special Collections. Cleveland Press Collection.


This file appears in: Euclid Beach Park Riot