Eddie James Stewart

Background

On July 9, 1966, Eddie James Stewart, age 24, was allegedly beaten to death by state, county and local police officers. Stewart was alleged to be in police custody when he was shot and beaten.

Legal Situation

No official legal action was taken against the alleged police assailants. Attorney Alvin Bronstein, then associated with the Lawyers’ Constitutional Defense Committee (“LCDC”) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Stewart’s widow.