Police Make Sure He’s Dead (and Silent) Before His Family Sees Him

Shot three times by police, then isolated in hospital. Why was Kevin Davis’s family barred from seeing him?

Kevin Davis was cuffed to an Atlanta hospital bed for the last two days of his life, and his family say they were denied visits – and kept from the truth about what really happened

Kevin Davis, Georgia

Kevin Davis died on 31 December but his case has only come to light after his family recruited attorneys. Photograph: Family picture

Jon Swaine, The Guardian, in Decatur, Georgia

Thursday 12 February 2015

Police in Georgia who cuffed a man to his hospital bed for two days after he was fatally shot by an officer have been accused by his family of barring them from visiting him to stop full details of the shooting from being disclosed.

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