Killing of Clifton Dockins in Louisiana in 1946


Case summary

Clifton Dockins (a/k/a Cliff Durkin), 63, a sharecropper, was killed in 1946 by Night Policeman Pat Robinson, in Bunkie, Louisiana. According to newspaper accounts, Robinson had been called to investigate a disturbance, and he shot Dockins as Dockins tried to evade arrest.


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

Date of incident: 1946-09-15
Location: Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: public drunkenness; disturbing the peace

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
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Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
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