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Tribune correspondentRuling in a racially explosive case that some forensic experts have described as police torture, a grand jury in the small Louisiana town of Winnfield indicted a white police officer Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and official malfeasance for...
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Tribune correspondentAt 1:28 p.m. last Jan. 17, Baron "Scooter" Pikes was a healthy 21-year-old man. By 2:07 p.m., he was dead. What happened in the 39 minutes in between--during which Pikes was handcuffed by local police and shocked nine times with a Taser device, while...
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An autopsy report claims the death of a man being detained by metropolitan police was a homicide. The report also cites cocaine and the use of a taser as contributing factors to Orlando Braynt's death. "I think that the Marion County Prosecutor's office...
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1974: Jack Cover invents the Thomas A. Swift Electronic Rifle, or Taser, in Arizona. The stun gun uses gunpowder to shoot darts trailed by wires connected to a power pack in the gun. 1991: Arizona brothers Rick and Tom Smith look for a nonlethal way...
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