No racial slurs on taser video

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Posted: Feb 4, 2010 3:15 PM by Brett Troxler
Updated: Feb 4, 2010 3:17 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Winn Parish, taser, stun gun, Winnfield

Winn Parish District Attorney R. Chris Nevils on Thursday disputed a report that a racial slur can be heard on the tape made by former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is awaiting a trial on manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges.

Nugent is accused in the death of a handcuffed man who was allegedly jolted with a stun gun repeatedly.

According to a CNN report, the tape shows 21-year-old Baron Pikes handcuffed to a chair at a Winnfield police station and foaming at the mouth before he slumps onto the floor.

Citing unnamed sources, CNN said voices off camera can be heard taunting Pikes, using racial slurs and asking Pikes if he was high on drugs.

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