posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 09:36 AM
The police stated he was searched TWICE.
He was also the passenger of the vehicle. They don't state why the vehicle was stopped. The driver was not cited or arrested for anything. Yet when
the police ran Carter's information they arrested him, searched him (twice, finding some drugs).
When the police had the vehicle stopped, Carter called his girlfriend to tell her he would be calling her from jail shortly. Obviously he knew he had
a bench warrant and would be getting booked. That phone call does not indicate he was suicidal. He was also not wanted for anything serious. A drug
charge and a warrant for missing a court date.
With his hands cuffed behind his back and squeezed into the tight confines of the police cruiser's back seat, there would only be so many places he
could still reach to retrieve a gun - his back pockets and the waistband over his butt crack. Hard to accept that both cops missed anything in that
area, especially since they did find some drugs.
He was found with his hands still cuffed behind his back, so he didn't slip out of his cuffs or slip his legs through his cuffs.
Arkansas has a lot of history with racism, it holds the record for
against blacks. That's the troubling aspect about
this "suicide". Were the officers callous to him, as a black man? Did Carter mouth off to the officers, who resorted to extreme force for something
trivial? Will this department conduct a proper investigation, or just white-wash it? This is also the same area where
Operation Delta Blues
took down 70 public officials
and police officers for corruption.