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St. Louis police officer implicated in taking Boles crime scene photo, releasing it

(UPI/Missouri Department of Corrections)
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.

A St. Louis police officer has been implicated in taking and releasing a photo of a suspect killed in a shoot-out with law enforcement officials.

Carlos Boles shot and killed a federal marshal, injured another marshal and a St. Louis police officer as they attempted to take him into custody on a warrant earlier this month.

The officers returned fire and killed Boles.

St. Louis Police said in a statement today that a distasteful photo that was released of Boles' body came from an officer who was part of the SWAT team.

Chief Dan Isom has ordered the officer off the SWAT team.

The discipline the officer will face will be determined at the conclusion of an internal affairs investigation.

The department has not released the officer's name.

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