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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:44 PM

St. Louis officers indicted for allegedly beating undercover colleague amid protest

ST. LOUIS -- Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of Officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta. All four are suspended without pay, the city said. The indictment follows an FBI investigation requested last year by St. Louis police.

The protests erupted in September 2017 following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley. Stockley, who is white, was found not guilty in the 2011 death of a black suspect, Anthony Lamar Smith.

The indictment alleges that Boone, Hays and Myers beat the undercover officer during a protest on Sept. 17, 2017, and that the three along with Colletta covered it up. It is believed that the officers did not know that the man was a fellow officer and mistook him for a member of the crowd, reports CBS affiliate KMOV. The indictment alleges Boone, Hays, and Myers threw the undercover officer to the ground and then kicked and struck him while he was compliant and not posing a physical threat, the station reports.

"These are serious charges and the vigorous enforcement of civil rights is essential to maintaining public trust in law enforcement," U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen said in a statement, adding that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department "recognized the importance of this investigation and its leadership has cooperated at every turn."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/st-louis-officers-indicted-for-allegedly-beating-undercover-colleague-amid-protest/

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:01 PM

1. It's cool when cop haters repeat articles discussed last thursday............

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Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:34 PM

2. Im sure the under cover cop appreciates your support

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:19 PM

3. Does he not deserve you support too?

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