- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A mistrial has been declared on one of the charges against a former Des Moines police officer.

A federal jury on Saturday acquitted 38-year-old Colin Boone of falsifying records, but the jury couldn’t agree on whether he used excessive force after a traffic accident in February 2013. Boone was accused of kicking Orville Hill in the face and then leaving the incident out of an official report.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt says a retrial will be scheduled on the charge of excessive force.

Hill testified that he crashed his vehicle into a barrier in Des Moines after having a seizure. Videos show Boone kicking at Hill while he was struggling on the ground with four officers. Boone was fired in May 2013 for inappropriate use of force.



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