Morning Security Brief: Chavis Carter Autopsy, Mexican Airport Security, Venue Sued After Patron Injured in Brawl, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►The autopsy report of a man who died in Arkansas police custody has ruled the death a suicide. The state crime lab said Chavis Carter shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a police car with a weapon he managed to keep concealed after being searched twice by police. The muzzle of the gun was placed against his right temple, according to the report. “Police have said officers frisked Carter, 21, twice after a traffic stop without finding a gun before he was fatally shot, but the department's internal investigation continues,” the Associated Press reports. Carter tested positive for marijuana, methamphetamine, and “trace amounts of the anti-anxiety medication diazepam and the painkiller oxycodone.” Police have also released dash cam video from the initial traffic stop.

►Mexico City airport has sacked its entire airport police contingent. All 348 officers have been assigned to other states. The cause for the line change was a shooting in June: “Three officers approached a group of their colleagues to arrest them on suspicion of being part of a drug-trafficking ring operating at the airport. The suspects opened fire and killed two of the detaining officers on the spot, a third died of his injuries in hospital,” the BBC reports.

►A patron is suing a New York City nightclub for having inadequate security after being injured in a fight between two high profile entertainers, Chris Brown and Drake; the company that owns the venue is suing the artists for doing nothing to stop the resulting brawl.

►In other news, DHS is considering redeploying spy blimps used in Afghanistan to monitor the Southwest border. ♦ A man faces terrorism charges after being caught running near a school wearing body armor while carrying a training rifle and two knives. ♦ And the NYPD is investigating and incident where raw bacon was scattered at the site of a Ramadan celebration as a possible hate crime.


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