Killing of Raymond Smith Jr. in Alabama in 1950


Case summary

Raymond Smith, Jr. (1928 - 1950), a plasterer, was killed by police officers R. E. Dyer and C. B. Shivers in Birmingham, Alabama. Smith was standing on the street when he was stopped and searched. The officers accused Smith of attacking Shivers with a knife. They shot him to death.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1950-03-24
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: assaulting a police officer

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