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Protesters in St. Louis clash with police after former police officer acquitted

Protesters in St. Louis clash with police after former police officer acquitted

According to prosecutors, Stockley, who is white, shot Smith, who is black, five times following a auto chase and then allegedly planted a gun in Smith's vehicle following the shooting.

About 1,000 protesters were estimated to have surrounded Krewson's home, though it is unknown if she was home, and were later broken up by about 200 police officers responding to the scene.

Police, some in riot gear, used tear gas and pepper spray late on Friday into early Saturday in an attempt disperse protesters.

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After the verdict, protesters and activists gathered outside the courthouse and marched through the city's downtown for hours. The clashes occurred as demonstrators were leaving area around court and moved to a different neighborhood, shouting: "No justice, no peace", " se cops killers must go!

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Officials fear a repeat of the violent protests and racial tensions that followed the 2014 fatal shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, near St. Louis. He says, "Cops again are able to shoot our people down with impunity". The white officer was charged with murder. One woman was knocked down by police and stepped over in the violence. Another group blocked an intersection by sitting down in the street for six minutes of silence. That's not protest. That's a crime.

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 15: Law enforcement officers stand guard during a protest action following a not guilty verdict on September 15, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stockley shot 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith five times after a high-speed chase in 2011. She stated, "I believe we offered sufficient evidence that proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Jason Stockley meant to kill Mr. Smith".

After a brief chase, Smith crashed and Stockley shot him dead as the suspect allegedly reached for a gun.


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