James Earl Motley,

Elmore County, Alabama
November 20, 1966

Agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

Cause of death: Beating

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On November 20, 1966, James Motley was detained by a police officer in Elmore County, Alabama, during a traffic stop. After an alleged altercation with responding officers, he was transported to the police station. He was later found dead in the holding cell.

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