Case Number: 9546

Brinkley, Sarah - Age 63 - Colored - Struck and killed while standing on the sidewalk at the N.E. corner of 48th St. and Michigan Ave., by an auto which was crowded to the curb by another machine. The drivers, David Meyers and Gus Erdman were booked for manslaughter. Their cases were nolle prossed 6/14/29 by Judge Jonas before the inquest was closed but Myers was rebooked 7/12/29 after being held by the Coroner. 5 Dist. 1/28/30 - Meyers Nolle Prossed - Fisher.


Date of Offense May 10, 1929
Date of Death May 10, 1929
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 48th st. & Michigan ave.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description sidewalk at the NE corner
Type of Death Accident
Description Car accident
Total Number of Victims 1
Location sidewalk at the NE corner
Type of Accident Automobile accident


Name Brinkley, Sarah
Age 63 years
Gender Female
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Meyers, David
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White


Precinct 14
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision July 12, 1929
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Fisher
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision January 28, 1930
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder