A federal judge has ruled that four St. Louis police officers must turn over some personal cell phone records as part of the department's investigation into who forwarded the photo of a man killed in a shootout with law enforcement earlier this month.
The St. Louis Police Department has announced a police officer has been implicated in the release of a photo of the body of Carlos Boles. Boles (pictured) was killed in a shootout earlier this month in which a U.S. Marshal was also killed, at Boles' hand.
The St. Louis Police Department is investigating how a photo of the body of Carlos Boles ended up on the Internet. Boles, 35, shot and killed a U.S. Marshal who was trying to arrest him. Boles was also killed in the shootout.
St. Louis police chief Dan Isom is apologizing for a leaked photo from a south St. Louis crime scene that shows the body of 35-year-old Carlos Boles.
"It's completely inappropriate for that to have occurred," Isom said after today's meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. "And we apologize certainly in advance if it's anything that our officers have done. As soon as we learned about it, we started an internal investigation."