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Winnfield, Louisiana / Racial Injustice #899323

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Winnfield, Louisiana: Drew Griffin) An investigation into the incident in Winnfield, Louisiana, in which a black man, Baron Pike††, died after being tasered by police officer Scott Nugent featured; details given from the coroner's report; scenes shown from the town. [Family attorney Carol POWELL-LEXING†- says there is a coverup.] [Winn Parish coroner Dr. Randolph WILLIAMS†- says it's a homicide and there were no drugs in Pike's system; describes the repeated electro-shocking.] [Winnfield police Lt. Charles CURRY†- denies a role for race in the case.] [Nugent attorney Phillip TERRELL†- defends his client's actions.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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