Killing of Collin Coleman in Alabama


Case summary

Collin Coleman, 38, an employee of Farrel-Birmingham Company Inc. and a veteran, was shot and killed in 1952 by J.W. Watkins and J.L. Jordan, both police officers, in Birmingham, Alabama.


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Perpetrator group type: police

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Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
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Allegation against victim: advancing on two officers with a knife

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
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