originally by: DNAinfo.com
published: 16 August 2012
The Kings County District Attorney’s office has opened an investigation into the death of 23-year-old Shantel Davis, who was allegedly shot and killed by an NYPD cop after a car chase in East Flatbush, a family spokesman said.
Davis’ family and attorney met with District Attorney Charles J. Hynes at the D.A.’s office in downtown Brooklyn for about an hour Thursday to discuss the investigation, said Kirsten John Foy, a Davis family spokesman.
“This is the first indication of some condolence from this city,” Foy said. “We’ve just requested that [Hynes] look into the other issues that bubble to the surface about Det. Atkins.”
Davis’ death sparked outrage among her neighbors and family, who denounced the detective who allegedly shot her, Phil Atkins, as a “renegade” cop with a history of aggressive behavior toward residents. Court records show that Atkins has been sued several times in the last decade by residents accusing him of using undue force and fabricating evidence.