Michael Davis

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Service Record

Agency Lonoke County Arkansas Sheriff's Office
Rank Sergeant (2020)[1]
Dates of Service 2013[1] - July 2021[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

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2021 Death of Hunter Brittain

Department Response

In July 2021, Davis was dismissed from the department, because he did not turn on his body camera until after the incident.[2]

Legal Action

On September 17, 2021, Davis was charged with felony manslaughter, which carries a sentence of three to ten years in jail if convicted.[2]

On November 15, 2021, Davis pleaded not guilty to the charge of felony manslaughter.[3]

On March 3, 2022, a judge sealed the case, "in the interest of justice".[4]

On March 18, 2022, Davis was convicted of misdemeanor negligent homicide and sentenced to the maximum of a one year jail sentence and a $1,000 fine. With a misdemeanor conviction, Davis would be eligible to work in law enforcement. Davis filed an appeal.[5]

On June 23, 2022, Brittain's family filed a lawsuit against Davis, another officer, and the Sheriff. The lawsuit claims that Davis had a mental illness, and that the Sheriff knew that Davis had not taken his medication for two weeks.[1][6]