by Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee
published: 4 September 2012
A petition has been launched to re-investigate the killing of a police officer that led to the execution of Troy Davis.
Troy was sent to his death despite a mass of evidence casting his 1991 conviction in doubt, including recantations from seven of the nine key witnesses at his trial for the murder of a police officer.
The execution provoked an extraordinary outpouring of protest in Georgia, at the supreme court and White House in Washington, and in cities around the world.
The petition demands 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.