• DOJ Investigates Murders Of Black Men During The 1970 Augusta Riots

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    By Ashlee Banks · Updated May 13, 2022 The Department of Justice has reopened an investigation into the murder of Charles Oatman and the slayings of several Black men who were killed during the 1970 Augusta Riot that followed. Fifty-two years ago, 16-year-old Charles Oatman died in police custody after being jailed for several months. According to WJBF News , an autopsy report showed that Oatman died from drowning and his body was covered in gashes and cigarette burns. The report was contrary to the one given by authorities, which said he died after falling off his bunk. Following the...
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