Killing of Eddie Jackson in Alabama in 1951


Case summary

Eddie Jackson (1908-1951), a dairy company worker, was killed by police officer H.B. George in Birmingham, Alabama. Police claimed that Jackson scuffled with George and was resisting arrest. Other witnesses claimed that Jackson was shot in the back while fleeing.


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

Date of incident: 1951-01-10
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: creating a disturbance in a cafe; resisting arrest; attacking a police officer with a knife

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

Criminal process
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Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
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