Killing of Aaron Boyd Jr. in Louisiana in 1938
Aaron Boyd Jr., age 38, a longshoreman and WWI veteran, died on June 17, 1938, in a police station cell in the custody of Sergeant Joseph Murphy in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to newspaper accounts, police claimed that he had injured himself from falling several times while trying to flee from unnamed police officers after allegedly robbing and assaulting a streetcar conductor. After an investigation by Captain Edward Smith, Chief of Detectives John Grosch found no excessive force and declined further action.
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