Officer Indicted for Taser Death

By Jonathan Adams Aug 14, 2008

Scott Nugent, a former Winnfield, LA police officer, will be charged with manslaughter for tasering 21-year-old Black man, Baron "Scooter" Pikes, to death.

Pikes, a 21-year-old sawmill worker, tried to run from Winnfield police, who wanted to arrest him on a warrant charging him with cocaine possession. A coroner’s report found that Pikes was handcuffed and on the ground when first stunned with a Taser and might have been dead before the last two 50,000-volt shocks were delivered.

Nugent faces up to 45 years for the excessive force that unnecessarily took the life of a young man. [CNN}