Ronald Davis Wiki
Ronald Davis was shot and killed after a confrontation with an officer just over a week ago. The death of Ronald Davis, 31, more than a week ago has sparked protests from community activists. The minute-long video showed the moment Officer Steven Mattson left his car after being rear-ended up until when Davis was shot.
Bodycam footage shows moments before a St. Paul police officer shot and killed a man who charged at him with a knife after a car accident. https://t.co/kfaiQNhyES
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 25, 2019
Ronald Davis Age
Ronald Davis age is 31 Years old.
Ronald Davis Body Cam Footage
The body came footage released Tuesday showed the dramatic moments before a St. Paul police officer shot and killed a man who charged at him with a knife after a car accident. Axtell called the body camera video from the Davis shooting “difficult to watch” and said his heart goes out to Davis’ family. He added that Officer Mattson’s life will also never be the same as a result of this tragic event.
St. Paul police officer shot Mattson
officer Mattson, who has been with the police department for less than a year, was uninjured and was wearing a body camera. He remains on standard administrative leave.
Here is a screenshot from the St. Paul Police body camera recording of the police shooting of Ronald Davis, who appears to have objects in both hands, possibly a knife in his right hand. @sppdmn released body camera from the 9/15 shooting today. pic.twitter.com/BuH0QJa0lC
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) September 24, 2019
Why Officer shot down Ronald Davis
Davis kept charging at Mattson despite the gun in the officer’s hand and the commands to drop the knife. Mattson appeared to fire two shots before Davis fell to the ground and the officer ran back behind his car to call for backup. St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell defended Mattson after the release and told reporters that the officer had “no choice but to defend himself.”
St. Paul Mayor Melvin press conference
St. Paul Mayor Melvin said in a conference He said the entire community is mourning following the release of the video. Carter said the decision regarding charges will be made, as always, by the county attorney’s office following the conclusion of the investigation.
Activists, fighting on behalf of Ronald Davis, are demanding St. Paul Police release additional footage from this month’s police shooting. They are also calling for an independent review of the incident, as well as the release of all documents related to the shooting @kare11 pic.twitter.com/YtASkIhMLE
— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) September 24, 2019
“I see Officer Mattson defending himself while retreating and as a son of a police officer, I can’t say that I can see anything beyond that we could have expected him to do,” said Mayor Carter.
BCA’s investigation Report
Once the BCA’s investigation is complete, the agency will turn over its findings to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether or not to pursue charges.