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Deputy In Taser Death Back On The Job

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has completed its investigation into an October incident in which a suspect died after a deputy used a Taser on him.

Deputy Chris Guidry was found to have followed all procedures properly, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Craig Stansbury. Guidry is now back on his regular duties after being placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

It is standard for law enforcement agencies to place employees on such leave during internal investigations.

The suspect, Javon Rakestrau, died Oct. 4 after being tased during a narcotics investigation in the Marigny Circle neighborhood near Duson.

Sheriff's officials have previously said that Rakestrau resisted the deputy and tried to run away, forcing Guidry to use his stun gun to control the situation. A video of the incident supports the Sheriff's Office's account.

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Added: Jan-22-2011 Occurred On: Oct-4-2010
By: jbpnw
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