Victor White III died on March 3, 2014, while he was in the custody of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office. The police report is full of contradictions.
Victor White and a friend were illegally stopped and searched by Justin Ortis of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office. The search produced a small amount of marijuana and cocaine but no weapon. Victor White was frisked a second time, but during this second search the officer also could not find a weapon. Victor was handcuffed with his arms behind his back and taken to the office.
According to the office report, White became agitated when leaving the car. The report claims that he somehow produced a gun (although they had searched him twice) and shot himself in the back (although he was handcuffed).