Colin Boone (39), a former Des Moines, Iowa, police officer, was sentenced to 63 months for use of excessive force against 29-year-old Orville Hill.
Hill was restrained by three other officers after crashing his vehicle on Southeast 14th Street. Boone, who weighted 400 pounds at the time, kicked him in the head knocking out two of his teeth and breaking his nose. The man had a car crash and was suffering from epileptic seizure when Boone decided to use excessive force.
After the incident Boone filed paperwork in which he didn’t mention kicking the suffering man in the head. Other officers reported his conduct to supervisors after they found out that he’d left the kick out of his written report.
Michael Smart, Boone’s defense attorney, originally requested five years of probation, but US District Judge Robert Pratt opted for a harsher sentence in lieu of Hill’s testimony.
This 400-pound cop has a violent history according to the court records. He had been accused of brutality back in 2009 because he broke a woman’s arm.
Boone was found guilty of violating Hill’s civil rights with use of excessive force, and was since fired from Des Moines police.
Boone was found guilty of violating Hill’s civil rights with use of excessive force.