Jonesboro officer to be reprimanded after car shooting
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas police officer who was placed on paid administrative leave after a man was fatally shot while handcuffed in a patrol car will be required to undergo more training and will face an official reprimand.
Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates said Tuesday an internal investigation found that Officer Ron Marsh didn't conduct a thorough enough search to find a gun on 21-year-old Chavis Carter before Carter was fatally shot in the head. An autopsy ruled his death a suicide.
Yates said Marsh and another officer who stopped a truck in which Carter was a passenger have returned to work. Police said Marsh patted Carter down twice but didn't find a gun before the shooting.
Marsh didn't immediately return a message left at the police department.Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.