Baron "Scooter" Pikes Jr. (4060)



1/17/2008: Pikes was handcuffed and in custody on a drug possession warrant when he was tasered nine times by a local officer. He didn't resist, but he'd been slow to stand up. Pikes died of cardiac arrest. Police claimed that Pikes had both crack and PCP in his system, which was untrue. The officer was charged with manslaughter and official malfeasance, but later acquitted. An excessive force suit reached the Supreme Court in mid-2014. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-08-14/news/0808131123_1_baron-scooter-pikes-chris-nevils-taser-death

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