09/05/2012

Internal probe of Ark. patrol car suicide wraps up

Suspect shot himself in head in back of cruiser, says report; family disputes case with help of Rev. Jesse Jackson

By Sara Patterson
The Commercial Appeal

JONESBORO, Ark. — After a month of releasing videos, witness interviews, autopsy reports and investigative summaries about the shooting death of a man handcuffed in the back of a patrol car in Jonesboro, Ark., the police department appears to be wrapping up its case.

Both officers present at the July 28 shooting that ended with 21-year-old Chavis Carter slumped over and bleeding in the back of a squad car are back on the streets, one with a written reprimand.

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