The Reverend Jesse Jackson marched in Jonesboro, AK Wednesday for a peaceful march and prayer vigil in honor of 21-year-old Chavis Carter.
According to KAIT8 News, Jackson said Chavis’ death is "what we call Houdini justice."
Carter was shot and killed while handcuffed in the back of a Jonesboro police patrol car after he was pulled over with two other men on July 28th.
An autopsy report concluded that Chavis died as a result of suicide by the State Medical Examiner's office, but
Carter's supporters and family members remain suspicious of his death.
As reported by KAIT8 News:
"I'm calling for justice, I'm not calling for any kind of personality," Reverend Jackson said as he led a group of hundreds to the Justice Complex in Downtown Jonesboro.
The march began in the 1200 block of Haltom Street, the place Jonesboro Police and the State Medical Examiner's Office say Carter shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.
However Reverend Jackson doesn't agree. He's called for the US Department of Justice to intervene with the Carter death investigation to "make sure justice is served."
We asked Reverend Jackson how he would feel if the US Department of Justice came to the same conclusion as JPD and the State Medical Examiner's Office. He said he could accept it if it was fair.
"But this four minute gap in the tape is a very suspicious gap," he said.
On Wednesday, the JPD released much more information regarding not only that gap in video and audio from the police cruiser's dash cam, but also why the state medical examiner's office didn't test for gun powder residue.
This latest information hasn't swayed the community, as they still believe there was foul play involved in Chavis’ bizarre death.
Chavis’ mother Teresa Carter was also in attendance at the march. She held hands with Reverend Jackson as they made their way from Haltom Street to the Justice Complex.
SOURCE: KAIT8 News