A former St. Louis police officer was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison for his involvement in the cover-up of an undercover cop during the 2017 violent protests and attempting to cover it up, officials said.
Dustin Boone, 37, was charged with aiding and abetting civil rights deprivation under the color of the law against secret police officer Luther Hall after a nine-day federal hearing in June, the Justice Department said.
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Prosecutors sought Boone’s 10-year sentence for the September 17, 2017 hit.
Hall was working undercover during the protests following the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a black man in a 2011 high-speed chase.
Federal prosecutors said Boone and other officials mistook Hall, a black man, as a protester. Hall was permanently injured and reached a $ 5 million settlement with the police department.
Boone’s lawyer said his client was not involved in the shootout but was holding the hall as other officers acted as arrestees.
He accused the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of encouraging and engaging in violence, especially racial violence. LBL has reached out to the Department and the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
Officer Christopher Myers and Officer Steven Corte Was acquitted Corte was also acquitted of civil rights charges, and of lying to the FBI. Meyers is expected to plead guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of destroying Hall’s phone, his lawyer said.
Officer Randy Hays He was sentenced in July After pleading guilty in 2019, he was sentenced to more than four years in prison. Bailey Coletta Got the test For lying to the FBI and Grand Jury about the blow.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.