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Quitman officer cleared after tased man dies

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December 20, 2007

Quitman - A Quitman police officer will not be charged in the death of a man who died after being tased.

Patrolman Ivan Davis approached 59 year-old Samuel Baker outside a convenience store in October.

A man had waved down Officer Davis and told him Baker had tried to rob him.

Baker was tased after flashing the officer two knives. He died moments after the scuffle.

An autopsy report says Baker's death was the result of a cervical spinal cord trauma from the fall and an enlarged heart.

They also say Baker was Schizophrenic and was not taking his medicine.

District Attorney David Miller released his findings Thursday, saying Davis was justified in using his Taser and he will not be charged with any criminal conduct.

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