Killing of Andrew Coycault in Louisiana in 1954


Case summary

Andrew Coycault, 28, a fur trapper and veteran, was killed in 1954 by Deputy Al C. Hernandez in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Hernandez had arrested Coycault for unknown reasons. Deputy Chief Sidney Torres claimed that Coycault was shot while resisting arrest. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1954-02-27
Location: Arabi, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: resisting arrest

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