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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is expected to weigh in on 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 talk about Chavis Carter Wednesday morning in Memphis, Tenn., and lead his family in a prayer vigil near where he was shot in Jonesboro, Ark.
Jackson says Carter's parents have asked him to appeal to the Justice Department for an independent investigation in his case.
Police in Jonesboro say officers searched Carter twice but didn't find a gun 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.
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