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Accused Cop Killer Sues Fallen Officer, Indianapolis PD for Excessive Force

January 14, 2016  | 

Major Davis II has been charged with the murder of Indianapolis Officer Perry Renn.
Major Davis II has been charged with the murder of Indianapolis Officer Perry Renn.

The man charged with killing Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Perry Renn in July 2014 has now filed a federal lawsuit against Renn, and the City of Indianapolis, alleging the use of excessive force. Major Davis II claims he was irreparably injured. He's demanding almost $7 million dollars in damages.

Jack Crawford, a former prosecutor, is an experienced criminal defense attorney whose job often puts him at odds with police. He read the lawsuit.

"It is outrageous, incredibly outrageous," Crawford said, "And has no chance in the world of being successful."

According to police, officers responding to reports of a man with a gun, confronted Davis in a dark east side alley.

One officer says Davis pointed an assault rifle at Officer Perry Renn and fired first.

Indianapolis Metro PD Officer Perry Renn was killed by rifle fire in 2014. (Photo: Indianapolis Metro PD)
Indianapolis Metro PD Officer Perry Renn was killed by rifle fire in 2014. (Photo: Indianapolis Metro PD)

In the lawsuit, Davis claims Renn took the first shot, insisting he was unarmed and the AK-47 police found at the crime scene wasn't his.

The lawsuit claims that IMPD "used illegal excessive force by shooting the head, abdomen and back" of Davis, and he "will continue to be irreparably injured by the misconduct."

Davis has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing Officer Renn.

Comments (25)

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JoJo @ 1/14/2016 3:40 PM

This is exactly why we need tort reform. Any idiot can sue for no reason. You kill a guy and then sue him, his agency and the city. If you had to pay the other side's count costs and attorneys fees if you lost a lawsuit garbage like this would never clog our courts and cost the city attorney's fees.

RB @ 1/14/2016 3:47 PM

This has got to be the most ludicrous thing I have ever seen. This POS should be laughed outta court. Sad thing is though in this day and age seems to be a badge of honor to kill the police so he may just win in a court of liberal F Tards

westcoastleo @ 1/14/2016 4:00 PM

It amazes me that a court clerk or judge even took in this savages filing papers. This guy filing his lawsuit is like Hitler suing every Jewish family for the smoke in the air after he killed and cremated millions..

DJ @ 1/14/2016 4:01 PM

I only fault the police for not being a better shot and ending the life of Davis. May you rot in hell Major Davis II. RIP Officer Renn.

tedb @ 1/14/2016 4:08 PM

This fool should become somebody's bitch in the joint. What do you bet that the Two idiot Revs Jackson and Charlatan get involved, along with BLM?

Deputy JJG @ 1/14/2016 4:10 PM

You have got to be shi**ing me. Surely no judge will allow this to go forward. Uh Oh, I just came back to the real world we live in. I really hope this POS just goes away.

DaveD @ 1/14/2016 4:42 PM

Bullshit! Only in America can this clown try to pull this off. Insane!

Bob peterson @ 1/14/2016 5:23 PM

We need to stop this madness. Dismiss this lawsuit. Convict him of murder and execute him. It's time to reverse what the criminals are getting away with. Bless the officers family. Blue lives matter, thug lives dont

Ken Lemanski @ 1/14/2016 5:31 PM

All I can say he and his lawyer are nothing but a P.O.S.

murgy01 @ 1/14/2016 5:42 PM

Its a shame this POS didn't die. If Obama had a son.. you know the rest ..

Tom Ret @ 1/14/2016 6:08 PM

Cops better hope our next president has some balls to turn this country around back to where common sense is the norm instead of the insanity that is prevalent today.

plato's playdough @ 1/15/2016 1:33 AM

I find it hard to accept that this tactic was HIS idea. It may not even have been his counsel's idea. I wonder who is footing the atty's bill? Surely the defendant's counsel would not take this case on a contingency basis.

Kojack58 @ 1/15/2016 3:30 AM

7 Million, I would give him seven inches of a big green needle. WTH is the matter with these judges allowing a case like this to be even filed. I would have denied it with extreme prejudice.

Goose918 @ 1/15/2016 5:04 AM

No attorney would take the case because of how insane. He is defending himself. It won't go anywhere in Indianapolis. They will throw it out.

Bill @ 1/15/2016 5:48 AM

Barracks' DOJ will probably weigh in on behalf of the POS. If he wasn't black.........if the officer wasn't white.....blah blah blah blah blah. And while Barrack will be gone (not soon enough), if Hillary or Bernie take his place, they will be just as bad!!!! Shame on any cop that votes for any of them.

SD @ 1/15/2016 8:53 AM

Typical hood rat mentality! They can shoot at cops but when the cops shoot back then it's wrong!!!! Too bad they didn't kill this cock roach & save tax payers money!!!!

Robert @ 1/15/2016 9:13 AM

Wow...calm down and breathe.
First, in this country we have a thing called due process...and it protects all.
Second, the guy has not been found guilty...he pled not-guilty 18 months ago...and still no trial?
Third, this is probably a legal maneuver by the attorney due to a time limit on torts or similar deadline...the judge will undoubtedly suspend the lawsuit until the criminal case is over.
Perhaps we should prove the guy guilty beyond a reasonable doubt...before we execute him??
I am not saying he is innocent...but I doubt anyone on this board knows the "facts" of this case...they just know what is reported in the media.
IF he is found not-guilty, than the lawsuit will start back up...if found guilty, a summary judgement will be ruled or more likely the lawyer will dismiss (no money to be made).

deputy moose @ 1/15/2016 9:38 AM

Even if this cockroach had been killed, you would still have the cockroach's "family" and corrupt lawyer to deal with. The answer is tort reform.

shook @ 1/15/2016 10:24 AM

ROBERT...blah blah blah...thats all I can here coming out of you! But thanks for such Obama comment

Goose918 @ 1/15/2016 11:26 AM

Robert- I am a cop in Indy, not for IMPD. The reason he didn't get shot first by Renn is because the girlfriend was interfering and now a cop is dead. This is no trick by an attorney. No attorney will represent him because of the stupidity of suing a cop that you killed. No attorney is touching it. He is representing himself. Indy won't allow this.

John retired IA PD @ 1/15/2016 6:41 PM

Rest in peace officer Renn. Perhaps I am cynical, but having seen what comes out of some courts, I wouldn't bet the farm that the case will be thrown out. If it is allowed to go forward, will the insurance company make a settlement that they figure will be cheaper than fighting the case? Remember "affluenza?"

kevCopAz @ 1/16/2016 7:24 AM

The State and or relatives of the VICTIM officer should sue the this guy and his family since he is a criminal (guessing a long record as well) and his family is responsible for raising a sociopathic moron like him in the first place. The lawyer that took this case is a blood sucking money grabbing POS too and should be dis-barred for taking on such a stupid case. The first judge at the first level should toss this out and charge this criminal with all attorney fees. Sad the state probably is paying for his attorney fees anyway! What a turd (both him and his lawyer).

Michelle @ 1/26/2016 6:51 PM

What an idiot

Kimberly @ 2/2/2016 8:41 AM

Kind and heavenly FATHER, please watch over all police and law enforcement officers. Protect them from harm in the performance of their duties. FATHER unite them safely with their families when their tour is complete (Amen). This whole incident is repulsive!!!The media puts a picture of him and a story but not officer Renn? and how this has effected his family? God help us all this country has gone soft!!!!

Goose918 @ 2/3/2016 5:20 AM

Case has been dismissed. He doesn't have an attorney and represented himself. Judge said police did not violate his rights.

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