Killing of George Miller in Arkansas in 1948


Case summary

George Miller (1912 - 1948), a WWII veteran and public worker, was killed by police officer Homer Richardson and chief of police Harvey Fuel in Chicot County, Arkansas. Richardson and Fuel arrested Miller at a café after a verbal exchange over the closing time. Witnesses reported that the officers handcuffed Miller, brought him outside and started beating him. He was shot in the back while handcuffed. Grand jury declined to indict.


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

Date of incident: 1948-08-29
Location: Lake Village, Chicot County, Arkansas
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: exhibiting drunkenness; disturbing the peace; arguing with a police officer

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

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: no
Grand jury: yes
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

FBI case ID:

Bureau 44-2240

Little Rock 44-132

DOJ case ID:


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