Killing of Herman Jones in Virginia in 1942


Case summary

Herman Jones, 26, a laborer, was killed in 1942 by patrolman S. L. McKenzie in Suffolk, Virginia. McKenzie shot Jones when he allegedly broke away from McKenzie after having been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. Grand jury indicted.


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

Date of incident: 1942-07-24
Location: Suffolk, City of Suffolk, Virginia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: engaging in disorderly conduct; resisting arrest; fleeing a police officer

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

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: yes
Grand jury: yes
Trial: yes
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

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