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Cop Gets Five Years For Kicking In Door Without Warrant, Beating Man

COP GETS FIVE YEARS FOR KICKING IN DOOR WITHOUT WARRANT, BEATING MAN

BY SUSAN WEICH
sweich@post-dispatch.com > 636-493-9674
October 05, 2012 3:45pm

MONTGOMERY CITY • A St. Charles County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Friday to serve five years in prison for breaking the law while he and other officers were at a Middletown, Mo., home to apprehend a wanted meth cook.

In August, a jury found Christopher E. Hunt, 38, guilty of felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of assault and property damage after a three-day trial that pitted police officer against police officer.

The charges stemmed from the Feb. 5, 2009, arrest of Phillip Alberternst, who was wanted on several felonies related to meth-making. Hunt and three other members of the St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force were assisting members of the East Central Drug Task Force -- which serves Warren, Audrain and Montgomery counties -- with the arrest.

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