Killing of Robert James Hill in Florida in 1931


Case summary

Robert James Hill (1919 - 1941), was killed by police officer Wiley Frank Bird in Suwannee County, Florida. A bar owner called the police, alleging that James was drunk. After Bird arrived at the bar, an argument ensued. Bird shot James, claiming that James pulled a knife on him. Eyewitnesses stated that James did not have a knife.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1931-03-01
Location: Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida
Location type: private space - commercial
Allegation against victim: carrying a knife

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