Killing of Levon Carlock in Tennessee in 1933


Case summary

Levon Carlock, age 19, a laborer, was killed in 1933 by police in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Carlock was meeting his wife at the hotel where she was working as a maid. Police seized him, alleging he had harassed a white woman. He was beaten, tortured, and shot to death by six police officers.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1933-02-25
Location: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: raping a white woman

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

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