The police officer who shot a DeKalb County man in his apartment after he had called 911 for help will not face criminal charges, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.
Kevin Davis, 44, was armed with a loaded revolver when he came face-to-face with DeKalb police officer Joseph Pitts, who was responding to Davis’ call to 911 to report his girlfriend had been stabbed by a roommate. Davis had not been told by the operator that police had arrived at his apartment and grabbed his gun after discovering his dog had been shot.
While Davis did not point the gun at the officer he did not immediately respond to Pitts’ demand that he drop his weapon. At dispute is the amount of time that expired between the order and the shooting, which occurred in December 2014.
Mawuli Davis, the attorney for Kevin Davis’ family, said DeKalb District Attorney Robert James informed him on Monday that no charges would be brought.
“Our position remains that Mr. Davis did not pose a threat to that officer,” Mawuli Davis said Wednesday.
Last October, a civil grand jury unanimously recommended that Pitts not be charged.
A more complete story will be posted later this afternoon on myajc.com.