War on Drugs

Autopsy Report Rules Death of Handcuffed Man By Gunshot Wound a Suicide

Cops say they missed the gun in a pat down when they found a nickel bag of marijuana and in at least one subsequent search


An autopsy report released Monday lists the death of a man shot in the head while his hands were cuffed behind him in an Arkansas patrol car as a suicide.

The state crime lab report, signed by three medical examiners, said the muzzle of a gun was placed against the right side of 21-year-old Chavis Carter's head when it was fired. Jonesboro police released the report to The Associated Press and other news organizations under a Freedom of Information Act request.