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Former St. Louis Police Officer Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Man


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A former St. Louis police officer was cleared of first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a black man on Friday, in another case among many in which white police officers have been acquitted of killing black men recently.

A judge found former officer Jason Stockley “not guilty” of killing 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith, after Smith led officers on a high-speed chase in 2011.

Stockley and his partner claimed they attempted to corner Smith in a parking lot, after witnessing a drug deal.

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