Former St. Louis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter - KMOV.com

Former St. Louis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

OVERLAND, Mo. (AP) -- A former suburban St. Louis police officer faces sentencing June 17 after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter for fatally pushing a man down a flight of stairs.
  
Andrew Ringeisen, 34, from Troy, Mo., pleaded guilty on Friday.
  
Ringeisen was an officer in the St. Louis County town of Overland in March 2010 when he went to the home of Kenneth Hamilton, 49, to investigate a road rage incident. The officer pushed Hamilton down a staircase. Hamilton died of a head injury five days later.
  
Earlier this year, a federal civil lawsuit filed by the victim's brothers was settled for $1.8 million. The city's insurance company is paying, though the agreement denies any liability for Hamilton's death.
  
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