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Police Report (Full Text)

Head Note: The police who arrested Rosa Parks filled out this official report about the arrest.

Date 12-1-1955

Complainant: J.F. Blake (wm)

Address: 2 7 No. Lewis St. ....

Offense: Misc. ....

Date and Time Offense Committed: 12-1-55 6:06 pm

Place of Occurrence: In Front of Empire Theatre (On Montgomery Street) ....

We received a call upon arrival the bus operator said he had a colored female sitting in the white section of the bus, and would not move back.

We (Day & Mixon) also saw her.

The bus operator signed a warrant for her. Rosa Parks, (cf) 634 Cleveland Boul.

Rosa Parks (cf) was charged with chapter 6 section 11 of the Montgomery City Code.

Warrant #14254

Officers: F.B. Day, D.W. Mixon

Division: Patrol

Time: 7:00 pm

Source: Police Department, City of Montgomery. December 1, 1955.