Police Firestorm in Arkansas

Authorities say a suspect in custody shot himself while in the back of a patrol car.
3:00 | 08/18/12

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Police and Arkansas have now released the dash cam video in -- case drawing huge protests authorities say a suspect in custody shot himself. While in the back of a patrol car but he was handcuffed behind his back. Steve -- and some. The release of dash cam video from three police -- is the latest extraordinary effort like Jonesboro Arkansas police. -- been trying to prove they had nothing to do with the death of -- Carter. This was his arrest on July 28. For alleged drug possession and outstanding warrant for a -- court date on a drug charge. -- -- -- -- 21 year old was searched twice police say -- was -- in handcuffs off camera. And then stuffed in the back of a squad car for question. But the video skip the moment when police say he somehow managed to pull a gun from his pocket. And then killed himself in the head. Well yeah. -- -- Carter's mother and his supporters don't believe a word and have been protesting for weeks. The court. Yeah. Maybe that they're calling for firings an investigation and for the police chief's resignation. We not going. To accept this -- that that these. City council's. May have -- -- police department but trying to put out Jonesboro police continue to press their case even recreating the scene with this video. Showing how suicide was possible even in handcuffs there also sharing interviews with eyewitnesses who -- the police did not. The wrong. Thing and get -- But none of this has calmed the fire. Steve -- on the ABC news Atlanta.

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