Federal lawsuit filed over 2017 St. Louis protest arrests
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that St. Louis police officers mistreated scores of protesters in a police "kettle" during a demonstration two years ago.
St. Louis officer sues over beating by colleagues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer is suing the city and the police department, claiming he was violently beaten by colleagues while working undercover during a protest.
St. Louis officer pleads guilty to covering up attack
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal crime for covering up an attack on an undercover officer during a 2017 protest.
Former St. Louis officer accused of assaulting protesters
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been charged with three felony counts of third-degree assault accusing him of pepper-spraying protesters and a videographer in...
St. Louis police want chemical agent restrictions lifted
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge should end restrictions on when St. Louis police use chemical agents such as pepper spray and tear gas to break up protests, according to a court filing on behalf...
Judge dismisses suit filed by acquitted St. Louis officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a white former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal in the death of a black suspect set off weeks of protests.
Judge: Missouri must release lab reports related to protests
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Missouri agency violated open records laws when it refused to release the results of lab tests related to the 2017 protests in downtown St. Louis.
Judge approves $500,000 more in fatal St. Louis shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved an additional $500,000 payment for the daughter of a black man fatally shot by a white St. Louis police officer in 2011.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the money approved Thursday will Anthony Lamar Smith's daughter. Smith was shot by Officer Jason Stockley in 2011.
Settlement over claims of hidden evidence in St. Louis case
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The daughter of a black man fatally shot by a white St. Louis police officer will be paid an additional $500,000 to settle claims that attorneys for city and Missouri officials hid evidence in an earlier civil case.
Indicted St. Louis officers enter not guilty pleas
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four St. Louis police officers indicted last week for allegedly attacking an undercover colleague during a protest have entered not guilty pleas.
Officers Dustin Boone, Randy Hays, Christopher Myers and Bailey Colletta entered the pleas Friday in U.S. District Court. The next court appearance is expected in January.
St. Louis indictments seen as glimpse of police mindset
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The indictment of four St. Louis police officers provides a troubling glimpse into the mindset of officers who were eager to rough up protesters during a tumultuous period in 2017, civil rights leaders said Friday.
St. Louis officers accused of beating undercover colleague
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime.
6 more lawsuits over St. Louis police handling of protests
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six new lawsuits accuse St. Louis police of misconduct in their handling of protesters after a former officer was acquitted in the death of a suspect.
St. Louis alderwoman sues city over tear gas at protest
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis official who joined protests after a white police officer was acquitted of murder last year in the shooting of a black man is suing over the police response to the demonstrations.
St. Louis police still recovering a year after protests
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some St. Louis police officers are still struggling with injuries more than a year after protesters took to the streets when a white former officer was acquitted in the death of a black suspect.
About 30 St. Louis police officers were injured while responding to protests against the acquittal of Jason Stockley last year, according to then-Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole.
Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police ‘kettling’ practice
ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained.
Federal lawsuits were filed Monday, a year to the day after the Sept. 17, 2017, downtown protest. It was among several demonstrations that followed the acquittal of white former police officer Jason Stockley in the shooting death of a black suspect.
Angry crowd asks St. Louis suburb to drop protest charges
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Several people arrested at mall protests in suburban St. Louis nearly a year ago are expressing frustration that municipal prosecutors have decided to charge them.
Family of man slain by Stockley claims ‘cover-up’; wants $5M
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of a black suspect killed by a white former St. Louis police officer are demanding $5 million to resolve claims of a "cover up."
Officer acquitted in St. Louis suspect’s death files suit
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal in the death of a black suspect set off weeks of protests filed suit Wednesday against the prosecutor who charged him and a police investigator.
Jason Stockley's lawsuit alleges defamation and malicious prosecution. The lawsuit names former Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and police Lt. Kirk Deeken. It seeks at least $75,000 in damages.
Judge reopens fact-finding in St. Louis police shooting suit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge reopened fact-finding in a wrongful-death civil lawsuit over a former St. Louis police officer's fatal shooting of a black man.
Attorney Al Watkins, who represents Anthony Lamar Smith's family, on Wednesday confirmed U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton's decision to reopen discovery. It comes after an attorney general's office report that found DNA evidence was withheld from lawyers for Smith's family.
St. Louis sued by journalist who was arrested, pepper-sprayed during protest
The city of St. Louis and 11 of its law enforcement officials were sued in federal court Friday by a reporter who was arrested and pepper-sprayed while covering a protest against police violence.
St. Louis protests, GOP gains among Missouri’s top stories
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican gains and protests that erupted after a white officer's acquittal in a black suspect's shooting death were among the top 10 stories in Missouri in 2017. The full list is:
RACE ISSUES DOMINATE AFTER OFFICER'S AQUITTAL IN ST. LOUIS POLICE SHOOTING
Suburban St. Louis mall briefly closed during protests
MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis Wal-Mart and nearby shopping mall have briefly closed because of protests.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the closures happened Sunday afternoon at the Wal-Mart in Manchester and the West County Center in Des Peres. Police officers were visible at the scene of both protests.
7 arrested during mall protest in suburban St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A protest forced a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to close for an hour on the day after Thanksgiving, one of the year's busiest shopping days, and renewed concerns by protest leaders about how police handle demonstrations.
Protesters marched Friday at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Richmond Heights, Missouri, police said in a statement that seven people were arrested for failure to disperse. One of the seven also was cited for assaulting an officer.
St. Louis police under investigation for alleged civil rights violations
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is under federal investigation for potential civil rights violations in its handling of protests following the not-guilty verdict in the first-degree murder bench trial of former police officer Jason Stockley.
FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect.
St. Louis voters approve police pay raise measure
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis voters on Tuesday approved a half-cent sales tax increase to fund pay raises for police, even amid lingering anger at police over their handling of recent protests.
Proposition P passed with about 60 percent of the vote. The measure also will raise salaries for firefighters.
St. Louis voters approve police pay raise measure
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to raise sales tax in St. Louis and use the money to give pay raises to police and firefighters (all times local):
St. Louis voters have approved a half-cent sales tax increase to fund pay raises for police, even amid lingering anger at police over handling of recent protests.
About three-fifths of voters supported Proposition P on Tuesday.
St. Louis black leaders urge boycott of Target, other stores
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Black St. Louis faith and civic leaders involved in recent protests over the acquittal of a former white police officer in the killing of a black suspect are calling for supporters to boycott a dozen businesses, including Target and a grocery store chain.
Civil rights group wants St. Louis police investigated
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked the new U.S. attorney in St. Louis on Friday to investigate allegations of police misconduct at recent protests that were sparked by the acquittal last month of a white officer charged in the death of a black suspect.
St. Louis treasurer opposes police pay ballot measure
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones is expressing opposition to a proposed half-cent sales tax increase that would be used to give police officers a raise, calling the proposal "tone-deaf."
Protests may affect St. Louis vote to give raise to police
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Voters in St. Louis will soon be asked to weigh in on a half-cent sales tax increase that would be used to give officers a raise.
Judge weighs regulating St. Louis police during protests
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters asking a federal judge to regulate St. Louis police conduct have described being beaten and pepper-sprayed during recent demonstrations, but police defended their efforts to disperse sometimes unruly crowds.