Cop Gets $5 Million After Fellow Officers Mistook Him for a Protester and ‘Beat Him Like Rodney King'
The trial for 3 St. Louis cops who beat one amongst their own officers during an operation begins on , hoping to bring justice to many badge-toting thugs. The three officers in question—Dustin Boone, Steven Korte, and Christopher Myers—were a part of what was called a “civil disobedience team” to bound on violence at protests. Their tactics, however, involved beating up innocent protesters for filming them and this was discovered after they beat a fellow cop, Luther Hall, who was undercover as a protester. In December 2011, St. Louis peace officer Jason Stockley violated department policy when he grabbed his personal AK-47, premeditated, then murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. the look of the murder and also the actual murder was captured on the officer’s dashcam. In spite of the overwhelming amount of evidence against him, a St. Louis judge in 2017 found Stockley innocent of first-degree murder within the 2011 shooting death of Smith. Months of protests ensued