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Revelations in Chavis Carter Police Car Death

The Jonesboro Police Department has released new details in the case of Chavis Carter, the 21-year-old black man whose shooting death in the backseat of a police cruiser caused a media firestorm in the small Arkansas town.

Suspect Killed in Police Car: Was it Suicide?

There’s a potential firestorm brewing in the small town of Jonesboro, Arkansas after handcuffed 21-year-old Chavis Carter was shot to death in the backseat of a police car. The police say it was a suicide, but the national media has poured attention on the case — and Carter’s family, friends and some celebrities have cast doubts on the official account.

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