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Investigation Discovery readies “Sugar Town”

One family’s search for justice is the subject of true crime network Investigation Discovery’s upcoming documentary Sugar Town. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment, the two-hour doc chronicles the White family’s search for justice after ...
June 27, 2018

One family’s search for justice is the subject of true crime network Investigation Discovery’s upcoming documentary Sugar Town.

Produced by Stephen David Entertainment, the two-hour doc chronicles the White family’s search for justice after their 22-year-old son Victor White III (pictured) was fatally shot in the back of a police cruiser while being taken to the station. Despite being handcuffed behind his back in the rear seat of the patrol car, the police officers’ said he shot himself in the chest.

Set in the backdrop of New Iberia, Louisiana, a town built on sugar cane production and brimming with racial tensions, Sugar Town reveals a larger story about power, corruption and racial injustice with Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal at its center.

Directed by Shan Nicholson, the documentary features exclusive access to the White family as they investigate their son’s arrest and suspicious death. Sugar Town also features interviews with key members of the New Iberian community, including local radio host Tony Brown, The Daily Iberian journalist Dwayne Fatheree, local activist Donald Broussard, among others.

The documentary also features commentary from civil rights attorney Clayton Burgess, as well as the White family’s attorney Carol Powell Lexing.

Executive producers on Sugar Town include Stephen David and Tim W. Kelly, with Jonathan Soule co-executive producing.

For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, and Henry S. Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.

Sugar Town premieres Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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