Killing of Buck Aaron in Alabama in 1950


Case summary

Buck Aaron (1907?-1950), coal miner, was killed by police officer Francis Morrison on January 22, 1950, in Jefferson County, Alabama. The police department claimed that Morrison tried to arrest Aaron on a charge of “making trouble,” and when Aaron resisted arrest, Morrison shot and killed him.


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

Date of incident: 1950-01-22
Location: Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: resisting arrest; assaulting a police officer; disturbing the peace

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

Criminal process
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