Local DA Says He’ll Wait On FBI In Custody Death
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — After six months, Louisiana State Police have finished their investigation into a man who died from a gunshot while handcuffed.
But local prosecutors tell the Daily Iberian they won't act before the conclusion of a recently announced FBI investigation.
Meanwhile, Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal is expressing sympathies for Victor White III and the 22-year-old's family.
White, a New Iberia resident, was arrested March 2 for possession of marijuana and cocaine and placed in the rear of an Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office patrol car. Deputies say White produced a gun and shot himself in the chest, killing himself.
White's father disputes that his son would have shot himself. The Rev. Al Sharpton joined the chorus of doubters Thursday at a rally at Southern University in Baton Rouge.