Man accused of killing Indianapolis officer suing city

January 14, 2016

A man facing death penalty charges in connection with the slaying of an Indianapolis police officer is suing the city for excessive force and seeks $2.3 million in damages.

Major Davis II filed a complaint this week in federal court in Indianapolis alleging slain Officer Perry Renn and another officer shot him at close range while Davis was unarmed. He claims he was shot 11 times.

Davis, who's incarcerated at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City while awaiting trial, is seeking a court-appointed attorney to represent him in the case.

A message seeking comment was left with an attorney for the city.

Authorities have said Renn was fatally shot with an assault rifle on July 5, 2014, in a gun battle in an alley on the city's north side.


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