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Police Claim Handcuffed Marijuana Suspect Shot Himself In Head

Posted on  August 17, 2012 by  News Admin

  Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas, are claiming the death of a man they detained on marijuana charges in the back of a squad car was the result of shooting himself in the head while his hands were cuffed behind his back. The officers claim that Chavis Carter, 21, killed himself after being searched on suspicion of possessing marijuana, reports Steve Watson of Officers had double-locked the handcuffs to make it harder for the lock to be picked, but they claimed Carter was somehow miraculously able to pull out a hidden gun, raise it to his head and pull the trigger while they were briefly away from the car. The cops claimed they found a .380 handgun and a spent cartridge in the back seat next to Carter's slumped body. They claimed the gun "must have been overlooked" when they searched Carter -- twice. Incredibly, police created and released a video reenactment of their flimsy version of events. The video depicts several cops of various heights and builds being cuffed, then still being abloe to raised a concealed gun replica to their heads. The video is described as a "non-evidentiary reproduction of facts and circumstances associated with the pending investigation of the Chavis Carter in-custody death." The message claims that the reenacted scenes were meant to investigate "the possibility that an individual, hand-cuffed behind his back, may or may not have the ability to use a concealed firearm in a manner that would give rise to his or her death." "The circumstances...