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Ex-Cop May Be Charged In Taser Death

By Wyatt Earp | July 22, 2008


Heh, I’m going to Hell.

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

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. (H/TCNN)

What. The. Hell? What possible excuse can this officer have for using a taser nine times on a handcuffed suspect? Usually, I never Monday morning quarterback an officer, but the Winnfield Police Department is better off without this tool.

Topics: The Job | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Ex-Cop May Be Charged In Taser Death”

  1. Deanna Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    There is no excuse…. absolutely no excuse. He was handcuffed. If he needed help he should have called for it not take out his aggression by tasing the guy nine times. No excuses. NONE. There are bad officers and there are sick.

  2. USA_Admiral Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    It is hard to justify this.

  3. RT Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:37 pm


    Every profession has its slimeballs.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Deanna – For example, I’m a bad detective, but this guy makes me look like Kojak!

    Admiral – I would say impossible.

    RT – And this guy is King Creole Slimeball.

  5. Old NFO Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    unfrakkinbelieveable… They should tase that turkey the same number of times and see if they get the same results! Sad… Sad… Sad…

  6. Mikeb302000 Says:
    July 23rd, 2008 at 6:50 am

    I agree that’s a bad cop.

  7. CaptainAmerica Says:
    July 23rd, 2008 at 11:49 am

    There’s a simple explanation for this: He didn’t get the MEMO:
    May 15 2007

    -Old men, women and grade school children get TASERED, handcuffed prisoners get KICKED!

    Please make a note of this so we don’t have any more “unfortunate” incidents of this nature in the future.

    Thank You