Killing of Booker T. Spearman in Georgia in 1946


Case summary

Booker T. Spearman (1919 - 1946), a city trash collector, was killed by Police Chief Thomas Bragg in Pulaski County, Georgia. Bragg said he shot Spearman in self-defense. 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: 1946-01-05
Location: Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: attacking a police officer

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