Killing of Robert James Jr. in Alabama in 1948


Case summary

Robert James Jr., 20, a veteran, was killed in 1948 by police officers C. L. Tucker and W. A. Holland in Birmingham, Alabama. James was accused of stealing two cases of soft drinks.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1948-12-29
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: private space - commercial
Allegation against victim: stealing two cases of soft drinks

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