Saturday, March 16, 2013
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- The family of a Macon man who was fatally shot by a police officer is protesting the district attorney's decision to close the case without filing charges.
The Telegraph of Macon reports about 40 people marched Friday to City Hall to protest District Attorney David Cooke's conclusion that Macon officer Clayton Sutton was justified in shooting 49-year-old Sammie Davis Jr. in a Kroger parking lot because the policeman feared for his life.
Former Mayor C. Jack Ellis and city Councilman Henry Gibson have joined Davis' family in asking the Justice Department to investigate whether his civil rights were violated.
One protester supporting Davis' family, Anthony Harris, tried to disrupt Mayor Robert Reichert's opening remarks Friday at the city's annual Cherry Blossom Festival and was led away by police.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)