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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:20 AM
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Ex-cop may be charged in case of man Tasered to death
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/22/taser.death/index.h...

WINNFIELD, Louisiana (CNN) -- A police officer shocked a handcuffed Baron "Scooter" Pikes nine times with a Taser after arresting him on a cocaine charge.

Baron Pikes, 21, was Tasered nine times by a police officer in January in Winnfield, Louisiana.
He stopped twitching after seven, according to a coroner's report. Soon afterward, Pikes was dead.

Now the officer, since fired, could end up facing criminal charges in Pikes' January death after medical examiners ruled it a homicide.

Dr. Randolph Williams, the Winn Parish coroner, told CNN the 21-year-old sawmill worker was jolted so many times by the 50,000-volt Taser that he might have been dead before the last two shocks were delivered.

Williams ruled Pikes' death a homicide in June after extensive study.

Winn Parish District Attorney Christopher Nevils said he will decide on any charges against the ex-officer, Scott Nugent, once a Louisiana State Police report on the case is complete.

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Nine times??? :wtf: Isn't that a way bit much. And they are only "thinking" about charging the police officer???
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:30 AM
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1. He was resisting arrest, obviously. n/t
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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:34 AM
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2. Fry Nugent the same way.
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