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Protests Turn Violent in St. Louis After Ex-cop Jason Stockley Found 'Not Guilty' in Black Man's Death
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Protests in St. Louis turned violent Friday, following the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect.
The St. Louis Police Department tweeted this evening that the protests were "no longer considered peaceful," as protesters threw bottles at officers, smashed patrol vehicle windshields, and largely ignored officers' requests to clear a roadway.
Earlier in the day, St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found 36-year-old Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder. On Dec. 20, 2011, Stockley shot 24-year-old Lamar Smith five times after a high-speed chase and crash.
This protest is no longer considered peaceful. Demonstrators are asked to leave the area of Tucker & Clark #STLVerdict— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 15, 2017
WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with St. Louis radio host Jamie Allman Friday afternoon, prior to protests turning violent. Check out the full interview by clicking on the link below: