Davis' Family Member Skeptical of GBI Findings | News
A member of Sammie Davis Jr.'s family says their fight does not end here.
Leo Glover-Muhammad, Davis' brother-in-law, says the family does not agree with the GBI's results, which found that Officer Clayton Sutton was justified in shooting Davis.
Tuesday, the District Attorney's office announced the findings and also released a picture showing a gash Officer Sutton received in a struggle with Davis.
But Glover-Muhammad says family members have doubts.
"We still honestly believe, almost to the point of knowing, that officer Clayton Sutton murdered Sammie Davis Jr., and we believe, almost to the point of knowing, that the murder is being covered up. We do not believe what we're being told," he says.
The GBI found that Davis suffered from schizophrenia and had not been taking medication, according to Bibb District Attorney David Cooke, but Glover-Muhammad says he was unaware of a schizophrenia diagnosis or any medication Davis should have been taking.
He explains, "It's really unfair to focus on his 'schizophrenia.' Just because a person may have a mental condition, a mental illness, is no justification for killing them. But it seems what they're trying to say is his schizophrenia, as they're calling it, is what led to the altercation and him being killed. We don't agree with that. We believe that he's being blamed for his own death."
He would not go into detail, but says the family does plan to file a lawsuit with a higher court. He told 13WMAZ, "It is not over. By any means, it is not over."
Glover-Muhammad says the family has been meeting with an attorney, and Davis' sister, Cheryl Davis, will be the one to decide what steps to take next.