Thwarted in Terrell County: How Federal Protocol and Georgia Law Hampered the FBI’s Investigation of James Brazier’s Murder

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| By Nathaniel Meyersohn & Hannah Coleman | On April 23, 1958, Odell Brazier appeared at the FBI’s field office in Atlanta. His son, thirty-two-year-old James Brazier, lay in critical condition in a Columbus, Georgia, hospital after suffering a brutal beating at the hands of local law enforcement officials following his arrest three days earlier. […]