Accused cop killer wants to represent himself

Major Davis Jr., from a previous arrest. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man accused of killed an IMPD officer in 2014 told a judge he wants to represent himself.

Major Davis Jr. is accused of killing an IMPD officer in 2014.

According to court documents, a judge threw out his request to have his attorneys withdrawn until a motion was properly filed.

Davis faces the death penalty if convicted. The Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said this case has two aggravating circumstances that support a death penalty case: that Davis killed Renn while Renn was on duty as a police officer, and that the murder was motivated by an act Renn performed while acting in the course of his duty as an officer.

In January, Davis filed a lawsuit that claimed IMPD officers used excessive force by shooting Davis in the back of the head, abdomen and back. A judge threw out the lawsuit in February.

His next court date is scheduled for May 20.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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