A former St. Louispolice officer was sentenced to a year and day in jail Monday for his involvement in the pummeling of an undercover cop during a violent 2017 protest and for attempting to cowl it up, authorities stated.  

Dustin Boone, 37, was convicted of aiding and abetting the deprivation of civil rights underneath shade of legislation towards undercover police officer Luther Hall following a nine-day federal trial in June, the Justice Department stated. 

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Police nook the final protesters remaining on the road earlier than beginning detentions, after the not responsible verdict in the homicide trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 taking pictures of Anthony Lamar Smith, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 17, 2017. 
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Prosecutors sought a 10-year sentence for Boone in reference to the Sept. 17, 2017 beating. 

Hall was working undercover during protests following the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was charged with first-degree homicide in the dying of a Black man during a 2011 high-speed chase. 

Boone and different officers mistook Hall, a Black man, for a protester, federal prosecutors stated. Hall sustained everlasting accidents and reached a $5 million settlement with the police division.

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Boone’s attorneys stated their consumer didn’t take part in the beating however held Hall down as a result of different officers have been appearing as in the event that they have been making an arrest.  

They additionally alleged that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department inspired and engaged in violence, notably racial violence. Fox News has reached out to the division and the St. Louis Police Officers Association. 

Officer Christopher Myers and Officer Steven Korte were acquitted of the civil rights cost, and Korte was additionally acquitted of mendacity to the FBI. Meyers is anticipated to plead responsible in January to a misdemeanor cost of deprivation of rights for destroying Hall’s cellphone, his lawyer has stated.

Members of the St. Louis Police Department detain Luther Hall, who later was identified as an undercover police officer, during racial injustice protests in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 17, 2017. Former officer Dustin Boone was sentenced to just over a year in prison Monday for his role in the beating of Hall by fellow officers. 

Members of the St. Louis Police Department detain Luther Hall, who later was recognized as an undercover police officer, during racial injustice protests in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 17, 2017. Former officer Dustin Boone was sentenced to simply over a year in jail Monday for his function in the beating of Hall by fellow officers. 
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Officer Randy Hays was sentenced in July to greater than 4 years in jail after pleading responsible in 2019 to utilizing unreasonable and extreme pressure in the beating. Bailey Colletta received probation for mendacity to the FBI and a grand jury concerning the beating.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.