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5 Officers involved in crime scene photo scandal

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Attorneys say five St. Louis police officers have now admitted to sharing a graphic cell phone photo of the body of a man killed in a March 8 shootout with authorities.
   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that revelation came Tuesday during a federal court hearing.
   Attorneys say a SWAT unit officer took the picture of Carlos Boles and forwarded it to another officer. It was eventually forwarded to a total of four officers before mistakenly being sent to someone outside the department.
   The department sued for the cell phone records of the officers. A hearing is Thursday.
   U.S. Marshals and police went to Boles' home to arrest him on drug and assault charges. Authorities say he opened fire, killing a deputy marshal and wounding two others. Police returned fire, killing Boles.
   Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
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