A former Buckner police officer in jail for involuntary manslaughter after the death of a man he was trying to arrest made his first court appearance Monday.
59-year-old Bill McKinney appeared via video conference.
McKinney is accused of pushing 62-year-old Roy Barnhart to the ground and striking him in the head while Barnhart was handcuffed behind his own back. Barnhart was in custody on July 7th, he died on July 13th at a St. Louis hospital.
McKinney will be back in court on August 14th.