The Jonesboro Police Department in Arkansas has released dash cam video from the night that 21-year-old Chavis Carter died while handcuffed in the back of a police car, ABC News reports.
The video does not, however, show Carter in the back of the police vehicle where cops allegedly claim the handcuffed man took out a gun and shot himself in the head on July 29. As NewsOne previously reported, Jonesboro police say the cars were parked trunk to truck, making it impossible for the dash cam video to capture Carter’s movements.
WATCH Police Dash Cam Video Of Chavis Carter And Two Males Below
In the video, officers are seen searching Carter and two White males who were with him when the truck they were driving was stopped. It is not clear why the men were with Carter. The two White males were handcuffed and questioned. Carter is also shown being searched and then escorted to the police vehicle. He does not appear again.
But off-screen audio can be heard of Carter and an officer talking.
“Give me your full name,” an officer asks.
“Chavis (inaudible) Carter,” he replies.
“Now, how do you spell your first name. I mean, how do you pronounce it,” the officer asks.
Carter pronounces his first name.