The Milwaukee police officer who killed his wife and himself last month had been reported for domestic violence before, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The police department had been notified of Leon Davis’ violent behavior several times in the years before he shot Sherida Davis with his department-issued gun before turning it on himself at their home, according to Sherida’s mother, Sylvia Moragne. “He was never arrested,” she said. At least two city officials have said that Davis’ behavior was known to his department bosses and have questioned why they did not effectively deal with it.
Records indicate police were called to the Davis home on Sept. 8, 2015, for a report of a “battery-domestic violence.” Leon Davis was not arrested, and police called to the scene determined “there was no evidence of a domestic violence incident,” according to a police spokesman. The incident led to an internal investigation, and the allegation was deemed “baseless,” he said. The department hasn’t said whether the officer had been previously investigated, disciplined or counseled for other domestic violence-related incidents. A records request for more information is pending.