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USSt. Louis undercover cop claims officers beat him during anti-police protests

18:30  18 september  2019
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An undercover St . Louis cop who was pummeled by police during a protest told investigators that his fellow officers " beat the fuck out of him like Detective Luther Hall was working on September 17, 2017 during the demonstrations that followed the acquittal of ex- cop Jason Stockley in the killing of

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Detective Luther Hall’s lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court alleges that his colleagues slammed him down twice and then beat him with batons and fists days after former officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of killing a black man, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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ST LOUIS — An undercover police officer claims his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protestor following the acquittal of a former officer in a fatal shooting, ABC News reports. Detective Luther Hall describes the attack as a “free for all” in an affidavit that the FBI

Four St . Louis city officers are facing multiple federal felonies for beating an undercover cop whom they mistook for a protester — and then conspiring During testimony that day, Colletta allegedly claimed that L.H Undercover Cop Says St . Louis Officers Beat Him 'Like Rodney King' at Protest .

The lawsuit claims Hall was working undercover in a crowd of people who were protesting the acquittal of the white officer. The protesters damaged windows and flowerpots before – without any audible warning or justification -- responding officers started using pepper spray and bean bag rounds to get them to disperse, the suit added.


During those moments, the lawsuit says, Hall had his hands up and was instructed to get on the ground when he allegedly was attacked.

Hall was removed from the scene and given medical treatment after a SWAT officer recognized him. But police -- in an apparent cover-up attempt -- never made any documentation of the arrest, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing the lawsuit.

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ST . LOUIS • An undercover St . Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a “free for all” and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten “like Rodney King,” according to recently released court documents.

Three St . Louis police officers were charged on Thursday with beating up an apparent protester who turned out to be an undercover detective on their own team, the authorities said. The officers were accused of attacking their own colleague during a September 2017 protest in response to the

The alleged beatdown is said to have left Hall with several herniated discs and a jaw injury that has inhibited his ability to eat – and he has not returned to the job since.

Hall’s lawsuit is filed against police officers Bailey Colletta, Randy Hays, Dustin Boone and Christopher Myers, the city, its mayor, Lyda Krewson, and others. It seeks damages for claims including excessive force, assault, false arrest and civil conspiracy.

The lawsuit’s allegations mirror claims federal prosecutors made against those four officers in a December indictment, which says they attacked Hall while arresting him without probable cause, the newspaper adds.


So far, Colletta has pleaded guilty to one federal charge and has admitted to lying to the FBI and a grand jury about the nature of Hall’s arrest, while the other three officers have pleaded not guilty and are set to head to trial later this year.

Colletta faces at least 30 months in prison at her sentencing hearing this December, it added.

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