Stockley aquitted

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley has been acquitted for the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Smith. The officer was charged with first-degree murder after firing 5 shots and killing Smith after a police chase. The NAACP has asked for the Department of Justice to review the case. Governor Eric Greitens called for the Missouri National Guard to be on standby in case anticipated protests turn violent. Many business and schools in the city closed early Friday and many events were cancelled for the weekend.

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