What Happened to Cynthia Scott? A Brutal Murder, Blatant Coverup, and Cries for Justice

“What Happened to Cynthia Scott?” is a multimedia investigate report, building on the Detroit Under Fire website, of the police murder and coverup of a 24-year-old African American woman on July 5, 1963. The report utilizes the long-hidden DPD homicide file, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and other previously unknown archival documents.

This report is part of the Policing and Social Justice HistoryLab, an affiliate of the Carceral State Project at the University of Michigan.

Authors: Mix Mann, Brianna Wells



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