An upcoming Investigation Discovery two-hour documentary "Sugar Town" will examine the March 2014 death of 22-year-old Victor White III while in police custody in New Iberia, our media partners at The Advocate report.
White was fatally shot in the back of a police car while being taken to the station. State Police and the District Attorney declined charges against anyone. After the investigations were closed, video was released showing White earlier in the evening standing with police with his hands handcuffed behind his back. He moved his hands to the front of his body to adjust his trousers in the video.
"Even more puzzling is the officers’ accounts that White shot himself in the chest … despite being handcuffed behind his back in the rear seat of the patrol car," a network news release to The Advocate says. "Focusing on the central mystery of what might have happened to Victor White III, ‘Sugar Town’ chronicles the White family’s search for justice for their son’s suspicious death while in police custody."
The show will air at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. To read The Advocate’s full story click here.