Family of man shot by officer asks GBI to investigate

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The family of a man shot and killed by an officer after he called 911 wants the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation.
Channel 2 Action News learned late Friday the case file of Kevin Davis' death is now in the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office.
The Police Department wrapped up its internal investigation earlier in the day.
The director of Public Safety for the county told WSBTV he will ask the GBI to get involved, if the family wants it to, after the DA's Office reviews the case.
"I will willingly and openly and publicly and in writing request a GBI investigation," Cedric Alexander said.
A DeKalb officer shot and killed Davis on Dec. 29.
Davis called 911 to advise police his girlfriend's roommate stabbed her.
Once police arrived, the department's account and his family's account differ.
Investigators say the officer knocked on the door and yelled "DeKalb County" and eventually opened the unlocked door.
They say when he did, a pit bull darted out. The officer shot and killed the dog.
Police say seconds later the officer encountered Davis. They said Davis had a gun and refused to put it down, so the officer fired.
Davis' family doesn't believe that account. Davis' sister is calling his death a murder.
"We just want the GBI to open up an investigation," said Delisa Davis.
Tempers flared at a news conference hosted by activists and the family's attorney on Friday about the need for state agents to investigate Davis' death.
"It's not that we are picking a fight. A man's life has been lost," said the Davis' family attorney, Mawuli Davis.
Mawuli Davis then released a portion of Davis' medical records. He said Davis was shot five times and Davis told a doctor who treated him the police came in shooting.
Alexander briefed reporters in another news conference. He believes his investigators are trustworthy and said his department's investigation has been transparent.
During the news conference, Alexander announced his investigators found Davis refused to put down his gun.
Activists are unwavering in their desire for the GBI's involvement.  

They told Channel 2 Action News they will visit the agency’s office on Monday to make the demand in person.

The officer who killed Davis was placed on paid leave for a short time. The activists said he's now back on duty.
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