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by Peter Moskos

August 19, 2008

Police officer indicted for Taser death

This is rare: "A grand jury in a small Louisiana town last week took the rare step of indicting a police officer for repeatedly shocking a handcuffed suspect with a Taser."

Here's the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Race is involved. The tased guy was black. The officer, who was fired, was white.

Meanwhile, in Houston. It turns out that there was no wrongdoing in each and every of the 1,700 taser incidents. That includes the the guy who shocked his own stepson. Here's the story. Good job, H.P.D.!

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