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Joseph Franklin Jeter, Sr.


On September 13, 1958, Joseph Franklin Jeter, Sr., the African-American victim, was shot and killed by Atlanta Police Department (APD) Officer W.O. Dempsey.  Shortly before the shooting, Dempsey, and subjects Lieutenant Ellis Barrett, Officer Ned C. Oliver, Officer Andrew W. Jones, and Officer David R. Turner responded to a report of a man, later identified as XXXXXXX, pointing a gun inside a drug store.  The subject officers reported that when they arrested XXXXX and placed him in a patrol car, a very large crowd approached and began yelling at them.  Among them was XXXXX, the victim XXXXX.  The officers claimed that The above numbered file has been closed as of this date.

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Joseph Franklin Jeter, Sr.
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Updated October 6, 2016