Killing of Glover Davis in Georgia in 1933


Case summary

Glover Davis (1893 - 1933), a chairs mender, was killed by police officer O. W. Allen in Atlanta, Georgia. Allen claimed he was answering a call to stop a fight between Davis and a woman when Davis allegedly advanced on him with an ice pick. Allen shot Davis, who was blind. Davis died in a hospital two days later from the gunshot wounds. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1933-08-23
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: victim's home
Allegation against victim: fighting with a woman; being involved in a domestic dispute; dispute with a woman over work performed; threatening a police officer with an ice pick

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
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Trial: yes
Conviction: no
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