Killing of Henry Hauser in Louisiana in 1944


Case summary

Henry Hauser (1909-1944) was killed by police officers in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was in custody of the Seventh Precinct Police on a nuisance charge, according to newspaper accounts. The state declined to prosecute, finding the facts “too weak to warrant prosecution,” according to the DOJ file.


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

Date of incident: 1944-03-22
Location: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: exhibiting public drunkenness; disturbing the peace; using obscene language; resisting arrest; assaulting a police officer

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

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FBI case ID:

Bureau 44-978

New Orleans 44-99

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