Source Story: MyFoxMemphis.com
Police said Chavis Carter was placed in the back of a police cruiser on July 28 after he was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Moments later, Carter was dead from a gunshot wound. Police claimed all along that Carter committed suicide while handcuffed in the back of car, despite being searched twice.
Jonesboro police released dash cam video from the night of the incident, but it didn’t show the shots that led to Carter’s death.
Officers interviewed a few people who say they witnessed the traffic stop, and say the officers didn’t appear to do anything wrong.
“I think they put him in the back seat of the police car and then about 10-15 minutes after that we hear a loud pop. I’m like what is going on,” said witness Jamie Anderson.
The biggest mystery in the case is likely the .380 caliber handgun found with Carter after he died. The video shows Carter frisked twice, leaving doubt that he slipped a gun past police.
Police interviewed each of the three witnesses nearly four days after Carter’s death. The defense says the gap in time could allow eyewitnesses to be subjected to outside influences.
There were two others who were in Carter’s vehicle during the traffic stop. They were let go before his death inside the cruiser. The two officers involved in the traffic stop are on paid administrative leave.
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