Killing of Milton R. Strickland in Tennessee in 1930


Case summary

Milton R. Strickland, 37, a laborer, was killed in 1930 by police officer Mack Fryar in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Fryar had a warrant for Strickland sworn out by a woman named Feba Hall. He found Strickland “loitering” on the street at 8:30 p.m., and fatally shot Strickland for allegedly resisting arrest. Joe Paradiso, chief of the police department’s homicide squad, investigated and alleged that Strickland had violently attacked Fryar during the course of arrest.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1930-08-05
Location: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: resisting arrest

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