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Re: Chavis Carter
There are plenty of details yet to be forthcoming. It is always a good idea to search other news sources when it comes to any national headline to see what information is left out and what new information has been added.
The huff story said nothing of this:
Also released were details from Carter's cell phone. Police say text messages on Carter's phone show he had stolen the gun in question from a woman or individual in Jonesboro. Police say other text messages show he had the gun on him to bring to another individual, Brandon Renald Baker. Baker is currently in the Greene County Jail on aggravated burglary charges, and admitted to police on Tuesday that he did request the gun from Carter.
Police also say that Carter's girlfriend told them he called her from the rear of the police car and told her that he loved her and that he had a gun on him in the rear of the police car and that he was scared.
Police also readily admit that Officer Marsh missed the gun on the initial pat-down of Carter.
For the autopsy, Arkansas' state crime lab says it didn't perform gunshot residue testing on a man fatally shot in the head while handcuffed in a patrol car because it doesn't do that kind of analysis on victims of homicides or suicides.
Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates told The Associated Press that the department had requested gunshot residue testing in the shooting death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter.
The lab's chief criminalist, Lisa Channell, told the AP that kind of the testing can indicate whether a person was in an environment with gunshot residue, but not whether he or she pulled the trigger of a gun.
These little revelations don't prove anything more than all the facts aren't in yet.
Is is shady? Yup. Is it a clear case of police brutality? Not yet. Is it racially motivated? Hard to tell really.
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