Killing of George Floyd in Florida in 1945


Case summary

George Floyd (1891-1945), a laborer, was killed in the county jail of St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida. Floyd had been arrested by Officer Pacetti for drunkenness. Death certificate reads, “Immediate cause of death resisting officers of the law due to being hit with blackjack.”


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

Date of incident: 1945-10-20
Location: Saint Augustine, Saint Johns County, Florida
Location type: carceral location
Allegation against victim: assaulting a police officer

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

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