Deputies took Chief Campbell to the county jail when they found him in a room with Mrs. McCarthy. The woman confessed to Commissioner Smith that it was frame-up. O’Conner in his statement today said, “My sister is not a woman of strong mind and no doubt this had been taken advantage of by some designing persons.” He said, “Her mind had been affected since she had scarlet fever when a girl.”
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Chief Campbell Freed From Scandal Charge”; Jan. 28, 1921; p. 1.
St. Paul Chief of Police Thomas E. Campbell