A Boone County judge has appointed the Cooper County Prosecuting Attorney as the special prosecutor to review the case with the two officers involved in the incident outside of Harpo’s.

Judge Brouck Jacobs appointed Eric Phelps as special prosecutor on May 18 after Boone County Prosecuting Attorney, Roger Johnson, made the request. This type of request is common. Johnson said this action was the most ethical course of action because this case involved local officers who had recently been in Boone County court, testifying in other cases.

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