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Black St Louis cop sues fellow officers Christopher Myers, Dustin Boone, Randy Hays and Bailey Colletta who he claims viciously beat him while he was working undercover during a 2017 protest against police brutality – Then concocted a cover story

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‘They beat the **** out of me’ – Undercover cop brutalized by fellow officers. ‘It was a free for all’
Black St Louis cop sued four fellow officers he claims viciously beat him while he was working undercover during a 2017 protest against police brutality in the city
Det. Luther Hall filed a lawsuit in US District Court this week against Officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta, all of whom are white
The alleged attack occurred when Hall was undercover at a September 2017 protest over the acquittal of a white officer who shot dead a black suspect 
Hall said the officers didn’t recognize him when they began beating him 
He suffered severe injuries and has not returned to the job since
Hall’s allegations mirror those made by federal prosecutors in a November indictment against the officers
Boone, 36, Hays, 32, and Myers, 28, all face charges of depriving Hall of his constitutional rights and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Myers also faces a charge of destruction of evidence relating to the cellphone
Colletta, 26, faces a charge of attempting to obstruct grand jury proceedings
Two other lawsuits were filed this week over police action during the protest
L to R from top Christopher Myers, Dustin Boone, Randy Hays and Bailey Colletta 1.jpgTop L-R: officers Christopher Myers, Dustin Boone, Bottom: Bailey Colletta and Randy Hays are on trial accused of brutalizing undercover St. Louis police officer Luther Hall who has said the quartet gave him a brutal beat down during protests in 2017. Hall who later described the attack as a “free for all” reported at police HQ that he was beaten “like Rodney King.” 


A St Louis cop claims fellow officers brutally beat him while he was working undercover during a protest in 2017 and the police department tried to cover it up.
Detective Luther Hall filed a lawsuit in US District Court this week against Officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta.
The alleged attack occurred when Hall, who is black, and his partner were undercover ‘documenting protest activity and property destruction’ during a demonstration that followed the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley, who is white, in the fatal shooting of a black suspect.
Hall said the officers didn’t recognize him when they launched the ‘free for all’ beating, slamming him into the ground twice, punching, kicking and striking him with batons.
His allegations mirror those made by federal prosecutors in a November indictment against the officers.
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Earlier this month Colletta admitted to covering up the attack when she pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury investigating the incident and the detention of other protesters at the demonstration on September 15, 2017.

Violent protests in St. Louis over Jason Stockley acquittal in 2017 2Det Luther Hall filed a lawsuit in US District Court this week against Officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta, claiming his fellow officers brutally beat him while he was working undercover during the  2017 St Louis protests 

St Louis police Detective Luther Hall filed a lawsuit this week against four fellow officers he claims beat him while he was undercover at a protest in September 2017. The alleged attack occurred when Hall, who is black, was undercover ‘documenting protest activity and property destruction’ during a demonstration that followed the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley, who is white, in the fatal shooting of a black suspect. The photo above shows officers aggressively arresting another man during those protests Hall, who was carrying a Nikon camera and a cellphone, was separated from his partner while fleeing officers who began firing pepper-spray pellets and bean bag rounds into the crowd of protesters without warning, according to an FBI affidavit.

He said he was getting on his knees when officers picked him up twice and slammed him to the ground face first.
He was allegedly told to put his hands behind his back but couldn’t because officers were standing on his arms.
Hall’s cellphone screen was shattered in the melee, and he watched as an officer took out the battery out of his camera and threw the camera to the ground, breaking it.
Not wanting to reveal his identity and blow his cover, Hall made eye contact with someone he knew, and that person got two SWAT officers to take him away.
The undercover officer received medical treatment in an armored vehicle before being taken to a hospital.
Police never documented the arrest in an apparent attempt to cover up the incident, according to the suit.

Jason Stockley, 36 (left), is on trial in the shooting death of drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith 1The rioting started after former St Louis police officer Jason Stockley, [left], was acquitted in the shooting death of drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith, seen [right with his daughter] 

Hall reportedly told someone at headquarters that the officers ‘beat the [expletive] out of him like Rodney King’, referring to the black construction worker who was beaten by four Los Angeles police officers in 1991, sparking massive riots.
The lawsuit alleges that it took three layers of stitches to close the hole in Hall’s lip, and that he suffered multiple herniated discs. A jaw injury made it hard for him to eat and he subsequently lost about 15 pounds.
Hall hasn’t returned to work since the attack.
The lawsuit is seeking damages for claims including excessive force, assault, false arrest and civil conspiracy.
All four officers, the city of St Louis and Mayor Lyda Krewson are named as defendants, among others.
Officer Colletta faces at least 30 months in prison at his sentencing hearing this December, it added.
The other three officers pleaded not guilty and will go to trial later this year.

 

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