Alabama Grand Jury takes action in shooting by trooper - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Alabama Grand Jury takes action in shooting by trooper

A grand jury in Alabama returned a sealed indictment today, after considering the 1965 shooting death of a black man by a state trooper.

Officials say the charge and the identity of the person indicted will not be made public until it is served, but we know retired trooper James Fowler was the target of the investigation.

Fowler claims the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson back in 1965 was an accident.

Fowler says he shot Jackson in self-defense during a civil rights protest.

After the shooting, black demonstrators marched from Selma toward Montgomery, where they were attacked in an event that became known as "Bloody Sunday".

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