Killing of Harrison Lee in Alabama in 1946


Case summary

Harrison Lee (1906 - 1946), a barber, was killed by police officer F.R. Brockman in Birmingham, Alabama. Brockman and officer J.A. Hale entered Lee’s barbershop to investigate a prior shooting of a Black man named John Green, who said he had been shot in an altercation with Lee. The police claimed that Brockman shot Lee because Lee had allegedly shot and wounded Hale.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1946-08-05
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: victim's workplace
Allegation against victim: shooting a Black man; shooting a police officer

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

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