JONESBORO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to talk about the case of a 21-year-old man who was fatally shot in the head while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car in Arkansas.
Jackson is slated to take up the subject of Chavis Carter during a visit to Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday and then lead Carter's family in a prayer vigil near where he was shot in Jonesboro.
Jackson says Carter's parents want him to appeal to the Justice Department for an independent investigation of the case.
Jonesboro police say Carter was searched twice but no gun was found before he was fatally shot in the back of a patrol car July 28 while his hands were cuffed behind him.
An autopsy report released this week ruled his death a suicide.Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.RELATED STORIES