(Jonesboro,AR) Family members of Chavis Carter filed a lawsuit against the City of Jonesboro, the city’s police chief, and the two officer involved in a traffic stop where Carter died.
The family announced the suit on the first anniversary of Carter’s death. The 21-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Officers searched him, handcuffed him, and placed him in the back of a squad car, where he was later found shot in the head.
A police investigation concluded Carter committed suicide, but his family has disagreed, and refused to accept that conclusion.
Family members held two vigils to both remember Carter and awaken their pursuit of justice in this case.
Family and friends met at a Jonesboro park where they released balloons and doves and vowed their fight wasn’t over. Earlier in the day, they gathered in prayer in Tunica.
Carter’s mother, Teresa, promised to continue to seek accountability from police.