Killing of Robert Nelson in Georgia in 1931


Case summary

Robert Nelson (1911-1931), a common laborer, was killed by either police officer S.L. Ivy (or Ivey) or police officer G.O. Jenkins in Atlanta, Georgia. The officers came upon a parked car that sped away as they came near. The car crashed during the high-speed chase, and Nelson exited the car and fled. The officers ran after him and fired when he allegedly pulled a knife.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1931-12-13
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: fleeing from a police officer; attacking a police officer with a knife

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