For a long time, Fulton County has had Paul Howard as its District Attorney. We believe that it has been Paul Howard along with at least one former Atlanta Police Detective that led the misconduct in the Scott Davis case. In 2020, Fani Willis defeated Howard in a strong fashion. We wish her the best in Atlanta.
Willis has promised to look at cases that had misconduct under the Howard tenure and we hope the Scott Davis case will be one of them. We don’t know but the case has all the hallmarks of misconduct and a wrongful conviction. Howard is under investigation for many ethical and criminal issues. We only can wish that he will not be given a pass and that he will be treated as any other “subject of interest” would be treated. We’ll see in 2021.
The Conviction Integrity Unit in Fulton County will have its chance to prove if it is in fact really going to look at this case fairly from a real person’s unbiased perspective – rather than just being a unit in name only. Again, we will see.