Killing of Arthur Johnson Jr. in Georgia in 1941


Case summary

Arthur Johnson Jr. (1906–1941), a laborer, was killed by Police Chief Tucker and L. G. Booth, a white man, in Crisp County, Georgia. Johnson was arrested allegedly for a debt of $7 to Booth. He was then beaten by Tucker and Booth in the police office. When Johnson fought back, Tucker shot him.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1941-05-24
Location: Cordele, Crisp County, Georgia
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: owing a white man $7.00

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