Killing of Edna Davis in Alabama in 1932


Case summary

Edna Davis, age 21, was killed in 1932 by police officers Charles Norrell and John W. Allen and detective J.T. Moser in Birmingham, Alabama. Police claimed that they were investigating a burglary and that they shot Davis as she resisted arrest.


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

Date of incident: 1932-12-31
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: victim's home
Allegation against victim: attacking a police officer; committing robbery

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

Criminal process
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Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
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