Officials Seek Federal Probe of Kroger Shooting Death | News
Two elected officials want the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the police shooting death of an unarmed man in Kroger store park lot.
Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen and Macon Councilman Henry Gibson scheduled a 3:30 p.m. news conference Tuesday to discuss the situation.
The announcement came a short while after District Attorney David Cooke said the GBI probe and his review of incident revealed that Macon Police Officer Clayton Sutton was justified when he shot Sammie Davis Jr.
Cooke said Sutton was answering a disturbance call to the Kroger parking lot when he encountered Davis who twice disobeyed Sutton's order to remove his hands from his pocket.
Davis attacked Sutton and injured Sutton's neck, Cooke said. Sutton thought he was being attacked with a knife and shot Davis three times.
Cooke said Sutton acted in accordance with established police training methods and there wouldn't be any charges filed against Sutton.
Allen said he and Gibson aren't satisfied with Cooke's findings, and the Justice Department should probe the incident to make sure the case is handled fairly.