2 Mount Holly, NC Officers Cleared in February 2013 Shooting

From The Charlotte Observer By Steve Lyttle, September 18, 2013

State investigators have ruled that two Mount Holly police officers were justified in firing at a Charlotte man during a traffic stop in February.

A State Bureau of Investigation probe into the shooting ruled that it was justifiable, according to David James, who was interim chief of police in Mount Holly at the time and received results of the investigation in July.

The two officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave at the time but later were returned to active duty.

The shooting took place in the early-morning hours of Feb. 19, 2013 on N.C. 273. Police say they tried to pull over Jmar Demontae Davis of Charlotte on a traffic stop. Police say that when they finally got Davis to stop, he put his hand on a gun in the car.

Police fired several shots, wounding Davis. He recovered from his wounds. His mother told The Observer that her son never made a threatening move toward police.

Davis was charged with two counts of assault with a firearm on an officer. He is scheduled for trial Oct. 7 in Gaston County Superior Court.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/18/4322671/2-mount-holly-officers-cleared.html#storylink=cpy
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