Jury finds one former St. Louis officer responsible on civil rights violation cost | USAO-EDMO

ST. LOUIS – A jury found Dustin Boone, 37, of St. Louis, Missouri, guilty of undercover cop Luther Hall aiding and abetting under the color of law. The jury was undecided on Christopher Myers, 30, of St. Louis, Missouri, regarding his one-time destruction of evidence in a state investigation following the destruction of Hall’s cell phone.

Both former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers committed the crimes during the 2017 Jason Stockley protests. The two officers’ retrial took nine days.

Evidence during the trial, which ended Thursday, proved Dustin Boone assisted ex-cop Randy Hays in the attack on undercover cop Luther Hall. Det. Hall was undercover during the protests following the acquittal of ex-cop Jason Stockley.

The US District Judge E. Richard Webber led the process.

“As a St. Louis police officer, Dustin Boone violated the sacred trust placed in him to serve and protect the community,” said US Attorney Sayler A. Fleming. “Our hope is that this belief will deter those considering abusing their authority and is a step towards restoring community confidence in the judicial system and law enforcement.”

“Law enforcement officers must both obey and enforce the law,” said special agent Richard Quinn of the St. Louis Department of the FBI. “Those who break their oath do a disservice to the communities they have sworn to protect and serve.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Criminal Police Office. First Assistant US Attorney Carrie Costantin and Assistant US Attorney Rob Livergood handled the case.


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