Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bulletin: Chavis Carter: His family responds with dismay through counsel to the reinstatement of the officers - and asks why the rush to judgment;

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The law firm representing the family of Chavis Carter responds to the reinstatement of one of the two officers who arrested Carter when he committed suicide.

STORY: "Chavis Carter's family responds to rehire of trooper," by reporter Lindsey Tugman, published by KTHV on August 28, 2012.

GIST: ""The Jonesboro Police have reinstated both officers that displayed such a high degree of negligence that it lead to the loss of a life of a young man in their custody," Irwin said. "It continues to become abundantly clear that the Jonesboro Police Department was not only negligent the night of the shooting; it is also seemingly clear that they are becoming negligent in their investigation of the events that happened on July 28, 2012. This appears to be becoming more and more like an attempt to clear two officers of any wrongdoing than to discover the actual facts of what occurred that night young Chavis Carter lost his life." Irwin points to the absence of gun residue tests and missing audio and video provided by the Jonesboro Police Department, as well as selectively edited witness interviews released to the public. "We know they have not released all the information they have related to this case," Irwin said. "We know they did not complete gun residue testing on Chavis. We know they selectively chose sections of interviews to be released to the public instead of releasing the full interviews that could have helped the public better understand what happened. What happened leading up to him being taken into custody? What happened to the video? What happened to the audio? What has happened with the investigation since then?" "And most importantly why," Irwin continued. "Why is the Jonesboro Police Department so determined to overlook such pressing issues and take such a rush to judgment?""

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