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Lafayette cops release video of stun gun incident

4 years ago October 07, 2010 Oct 7, 2010 Thursday, October 07 2010 Thursday, October 07, 2010 12:31:05 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Update: Click video tab above image to watch the incident. Courtesy of KATC.

Lafayette police have released dashboard camera video of the arrest which ended with the death of a 28-year-old man after police used a stun gun on him.

The video shows Javon Rakestrau reaching into a pocket after a deputy tells him to put his hands on the hood of the patrol car. Then it shows him being pulled to the ground, and a scuffle that ends with a deputy shouting, "One tazed! One tazed!"

Deputies say an undercover officer had watched Rakestrau in a drug deal, and radioed his description to the arresting officer.

It turned out that he had reached into his pocket to throw out a bag of marijuana.

Two-year Deputy Chris Guidry is on leave while the department investigates the incident.

Capt. Kip Judice says it will be four to six weeks before autopsy results are available.

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