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Chavis Carter's family expected to make announcement

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The family of Chavis Carter is set to make an announcement Tuesday evening in what's being called a "renewed call for justice."

In July 2012, Jonesboro police said Carter committed suicide in the back of a patrol car. The announcement is expected to be in connection to that closed investigation. For a comprehensive look back at the case, click here.

Carter's family and high-profile attorney Benjamin Crump are expected to speak at the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jonesboro at 5 p.m.

Crump was involved in the Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin cases.


Region 8 News will be there with a live report when the announcement is made at 5 and 6.


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