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Ark. man handcuffed in patrol car, shot in back of head. Autopsy says suicide.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Things that make you go hmmmm ...

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-08-20/Chavis-Carter-suicide-handcuffed/57163400/1

    Police have released video from before and after the death. But nothing regarding the actual shooting.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/18/police-release-video-in-chavis-carter-suicide-case_n_1800842.html

    Officers frisked him twice after a traffic stop and found a small amount of marijuana but no gun. They now say he was able to conceal the gun somewhere where they couldn't find it, yet it remained within his reach while he was in handcuffs.

    FBI monitoring. Stay tuned.
     
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yeah I don't know what to think about this one. Stay tuned, indeed.
     
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Sounds real suspicious to me.
     
  4. jaydaum

    jaydaum Member

    Brace yourself LongTime... I am sympatico with you on this one.

    I find this profoundly disturbing. Hard to imagine a scenario where the officers are not culpable on some level, if nothing else, for two poorly executed searches. This sure doesn't look good and raises a heck of a lot of questions. Hmmmmm....
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I do.
     
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    I can not wait until you enlighten the rest of us. CAN NOT WAIT!!!
     
  7. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Very sketchy sounding here. I made sure to post on this thread so I could keep updated.
     
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    If you believe that, I've got some swamp land for sale that I'm calling beach front property.
     
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Do tell.
     
  10. turski7

    turski7 Member

    Arms cuffed behind his back and he still put the weapon to his own head? Must have been real flexible. Good ol' boy club must be working overtime on this one. Scary.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was a terrorist.
     
  12. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Police put out a video showing that it is actually very possible to kill yourself while handcuffed in the back of a car. The problem is, just how likely is it that this person actually did kill himself and if so, how did police miss that he had a weapon? Still quite a few questions.

    http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/15/police-reenact-handcuffed-mans-death/?iref=allsearch
     
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