September 21, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis was executed for the shooting death of Savannah, GA police officer, Mark MacPhail. Davis used his last words to affirm his innocence and request that we "keep fighting this fight" to clear his name.
MacPhail's murder investigation was faulty, and Davis's guilt remains doubtful in the minds of people worldwide. Over a million people signed petitions and joined marches and rallies to save Troy Davis.
Kim Davis wrote: "The case against my brother Troy consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, seven out of nine witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony [exceptions being Redd Coles and his friend]."
Background on MacPhail's murder and the original investigation is at this article: http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/background-on-troy-davis-case-by-mary.html
We hereby honor Troy Davis's request by petitioning the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice to re-investigate the murder of Officer MacPhail.
We, the undersigned, hold that Officer MacPhail's murder should be thoroughly investigated in light of recanted and tarnished witness testimony, a faulty initial investigation that was highly prejudicial toward Troy Davis, and his poorly financed defense during the original trial and appeals process.
These factors led to the conviction and execution of Troy Anthony Davis without proof of guilt and the possibility that Officer MacPhail's murderer thwarted justice. A thorough investigation is warranted and hereby demanded.
The Re-investigate Officer MacPhail's Murder petition to GBI and USDOJ was written by Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.