Case of the Day

Case Description

Clark, Charles - Age 45 - While riding in an auto in Jackson Blvd. At Keeler Ave., the machine collided with a Yellow Cab driven by Albin Kief, who, on 4/22/24, was held by the Coroner. 21 Dist. May 1924 No bill.

Case Number



Date of offense March 3, 1924
Date of death March 3, 1924
Address Jackson Blvd. At Keeler ave.
Type of location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of public place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location description Jackson Blvd. At Keeler ave
Type of death Accident
Type of accident Automobile accident
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Car accident
Total number of victims 1
Total number of defendants 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Clark, Charles
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim/defendant relationship Not related by family


Name Kief, Albin
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupational skill Cab driver, street car driver, wagon driver
Defendant/victim relationship Stranger


Total number of defendants arrested 1
Allegations of police corruption No


Date of coroner's decision April 22, 1924
Outcome of coroner's judgement Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of legal decision recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Date of Grand Jury decision May 15, 1924
Outcome of Grand Jury decision Indictment for felony murder
Allegations of police corruption No