Former Cop Who Assaulted Undercover Black Officer During St. Louis Protest Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

  • Written by DeMario P. Smith
  • Published on 15th July 2021
    Demonstrators protest the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. / Photo Credit: Scott Olson
  • A former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Tuesday for his role in assaulting a Black officer who was working undercover as a protester, The Washington Post reports.
  • Randy Hays pleaded guilty in Nov. 2019 for using unreasonable and excessive force during an altercation with Luther Hall who was working undercover. He received a sentence of 52 months in prison and two years of probation.
  • Hays was just one of several officers that took part in the beating. Two other officers, Dustin Boone and Christopher Myers, were also involved in the incident.


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