In New Iberia, LA, early in 2014 a young black man was stopped by police and searched. Drugs were found in his possession. He was arrested, and placed in the back of a police cruiser, hands cuffed behind him...In the police station parking lot, the police later reported that he struggled with police and refused to leave the car, and then produced a handgun that he had been carrying -despite the earlier police search - and shot himself in the back. The shooting was called a suicide.
Just recently the autopsy report appeared, and it found NO wounds to his back, but a single gunshot through his chest from the side that pierced his lungs and heart...
Police still say this was a suicide.
The gun was not a type carried by police, but many officers are known to carry "backup" handguns and some even carry "throwdowns", which are unregistered and un traceable guns that some officers may use to justify a shooting by throwing the pistol down near the person they shot and claiming self defense because " he had a gun..."
This has aroused some interest in Louisiana media and I believe there will be more on this in days to come.