Police Abuse

Missouri Officer Faces Federal Charges Over Assault Allegations



A former Velda City police officer is facing federal charges of assault and lying to federal investigators.

A federal indictment alleges Stan Lee Stanback, 47, used unreasonable force by hitting and injuring two juveniles and an adult with a police baton Sept. 17, 2008.

Stanback is also accused of lying to FBI agents by claiming he was surrounded by 15 men in the Velda City Police Department parking lot and was forced to draw his gun. He was actually approached by three juveniles and an adult, and he never drew his gun, the FBI said.