Police claim this unarmed man shot himself in the head while handcuffed (?!)
August 1, 2012
A Southaven man is shot while handcuffed in the back of a police car. Chavis Carter was killed in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Officers say Carter committed suicide. Carter’s family doesn’t believe it and they want answers.
“It hurts too bad,” says his mom Theresa Rudd.
“I don’t believe this was an accident. I know my son. He’s not suicidal. He wouldn’t have taken his own life,” says dad Charles Douglas. “Under the circumstances they say this happened it’s impossible.”
According to cops, Carter was restrained in the back of a squad car Saturday night when he shot himself in the head.
“He was handcuffed behind his back,” says Sergeant Lyle Waterworth. He adds cops were a little more than a car length away when they “reported hearing a sound. They were not sure what the sound was.”
That is until they found Carter bleeding, a gun lying near him. Officers say they searched him twice before the shooting, never finding a gun.
“He was ever suicidal, never,” says his aunt Bobbie Miller. “He wouldn’t have ever done it.”
“They (cops) have a job to do. I understand that,” says Douglas. “But if you have a badge and put that badge on to protect and serve, that’s all people. Not some. They know the truth. That’s all we want to know is the truth.”
The two officers involved are on administrative leave while the department is investigating. Carter’s family members say they aren’t going to stop asking questions.
So… an unarmed handcuffed man shot himself dead? Outrageous. The Carter family deserves to know the truth about how their son died.
MUST WATCH: Oakland PD draws guns on two black men just walking down the street
August 1, 2012
Livestreamer @BellaEiko caught two Oakland police officers drawing their guns on two men who were walking across the street live. Officers tell them to get down to the ground before both men are detained.
“Would you all have done him like Alan Blueford?” she asks. “This is what happens when you’re black & walking down the street in Oakland.”
It’s horrifying how many police stories we’ve been posting lately, but this is literally happening every day across the US. We will continue to post every single incident we find. This must stop.
(Also: damn, I love this livestreamer.)
pulling guns for a warrant check?!? unbelievable. what a climate of fear they’ve created and now suffer and now perpetuate: a vicious cycle of which this seems to be just the beginnings.
we need to find a way to snap out of this adversarial, cynical, fearful thinking
“When he noticed me recording, one of the officers jumped in the truck, put a pistol to my head. My phone was smashed – he stepped on it, handcuffed me.”
They … smashed all the phones to destroy the evidence; the only reason we have the evidence above is because the eyewitness - Narces Benoit – was smart enough to take the memory card out of his phone and slip it in his mouth before they destroyed the phone. For me … watching this kind of thing – it is simply not enough to just put these police on suspension. It’s not enough to fire them. I want these guys in federal “fuck me in the ass” prison for this.
police should never have anything to hide
this is fucking atrocious behaviour and should not be occurring
those cops should be punished severely and their brethren should take note
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