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Judge dismisses suit filed by alleged cop killer

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 21:45:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit flied by Major Davis II, the man accused of shooting and killing an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer in 2014.

Last month, Davis filed a lawsuit against the city of Indianapolis and IMPD.

In the lawsuit, Davis II said IMPD officers used excessive force in shooting him in the head, abdomen and back on July 5, 2014.

He alleged in the lawsuit that all the shots came “all at close range while unarmed.”

Davis II also said officers were negligent in drawing a gun against him when he was unarmed and hadn’t committed a crime.

IMPD officer Perry Renn was killed in 2014 in a shootout with a man with an assault weapon.

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Davis II was charged with his murder a few days later.

Renn joined the department in December of 1993, and he worked as a street patrol officer his entire career.

According to Davis II, Renn and IMPD Officer Nicholas Galico walked him to his vehicle on July 5, then shot him 11 times without warning and with his hands in plain sight.

The suit also claimed Davis II never had an AK-47 on him, something police have disputed. They say the gun used to kill Renn was purchased by Davis’ mother four years prior.

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Davis also named Richard Hite, the former IMPD chief of police, as well as Renn and Galico on the lawsuit.
Davis II has until February 29, 2016 to refile his complaint. 

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