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Fifth St. Louis officer indicted in attack on colleague during Stockley protests

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – A fifth St. Louis police officer is now accused in the assault of a colleague who was working undercover during a 2017 protest.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis on Thursday announced the indictment of 42-year-old Officer Steve Korte, who is charged with civil rights violations and providing false statements to the FBI.

Federal prosecutors say Officer Luther Hall, who is black, was mistaken for a protester during a 2017 demonstration after the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a former officer accused of killing a black suspect.

Hall claimed he was beaten “like Rodney King.” His injuries required multiple surgeries.

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