- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former Des Moines police officer convicted in March of using excessive force has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1H9JXIq ) Colin Boone was sentenced Monday to 63 months in prison. He will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence.

A jury convicted the 39-year-old Boone following allegations he kicked a man in the head during a traffic stop in 2013. The kick knocked out two of the man’s front teeth.

Boone’s attorney asked for a five-year probation term, arguing his client’s action was not intentional. Federal prosecutors sought up to eight years in prison.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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