St. Louis cop Randy Hays pleads guilty to beating undercover colleague during protest
Written by admin on November 11, 2019
St. Louis police are being pummeled — by their own officers.
Randy Hays, 32, as well as two other cops pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attack on their colleague Luther Hall, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.
Hall had been working undercover during a night of anti-police protests in the city in 2017.
The felony charge of deprivation of rights under color of law could net Hays up to 10 years in prison.
Hall, who said in court papers that he was beaten “like Rodney King,” sustained permanent injuries, including a herniated neck disc, tailbone injuries and an inflamed jaw, the paper reported.
Hays, who confessed to his actions in a plea deal, said he was sorry for what he had done.