Killing of Jesse Bray in Georgia in 1933


Case summary

Jesse Bray (1891-1933), a painter, was killed by police officers M.V. Moss and E.P. Roberts in Atlanta, Georgia. The police claimed that they found Bray in the woods carrying a bag of stolen chickens and that they shot Bray after he came at them with a knife. Records of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation mention rumors that dispute the police account.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1933-06-14
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: stealing chickens; attacking a police officer with a knife; being the target of a police officer's grudge

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