(KMOV.com) – The man who shot the video showing police shooting Kajieme Powell said police have not interviewed him.
Michael Davis recorded the shooting of Powell. Powell was holding a knife when he was shot in north St. Louis by police August 19.
St. Louis Chief of Police Sam Dotson promised a transparent investigation, but some of the information he initially released was incorrect. Davis’ attorney, Joel Schwartz, then pointed out the errors and offered up the tape. Dotson than corrected previous mistakes. Schwartz did not provide police with Davis’ name at the time, and Schwartz claims police never attempted to contact Davis again.
Monday, St. Louis police put out the following tweet:
Investigators now know the witness's identity, thanks to @CheathamKMOV & urge him & his attorney to come in for interview w/ investigators.— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 15, 2014
Davis said he came forward because he wonders how transparent the investigation is if police do not speak to the person who captured the shooting on camera.
Many critics have said the shooting may have been justifiable under the law, but was unnecessary. Dotson has said the officer who fired shots followed policy.