Killing of Stephney Johnson in Florida in 1939


Case summary

Stephney Johnson, age 47, a city worker, was killed in 1939 by Clem Brossier in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. Johnson and another Black man named Charles Bradham were doing sewer cleaning work when Brossier, a “newspaperman,” struck them with his car, fatally injuring both. Trial jury acquitted.


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Date of incident: 1939-03-30
Location: Orlando, Orange County, Florida
Location type: victim's workplace
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Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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