Killing of William Hudgins in Alabama in 1948


Case summary

William Hudgins, 16, was killed in 1948 by police officer C. D. Milwee in Birmingham, Alabama. Milwee and officer J. E. Lambert had gone to a boarding house on a prowler complaint when they found Hudgins standing outside the house. Milwee said he fired shots when Hudgins attacked him.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1948-12-31
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: breaking into a boarding house for women; attacking a police officer

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