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Videos Offer Insight Into 2011 St. Louis Police Shooting

Sep 21, 2016

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  Videos obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch provide new insight into a fatal 2011 police shooting that led to first-degree murder charges this year against a white officer, who was carrying a personal assault rifle.

Jason Stockley, who is white, was charged in May in the Dec. 20, 2011, death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man who was shot and killed after a chase.

A federal judge has prohibited the release of videos and police reports by lawyers who obtained it as part of a civil case.

But the newspaper posted video from a police SUV and store surveillance footage Tuesday. It says it obtained copies of the video and report from someone not involved in the legal proceedings, who said he had received them anonymously.

KTVI-TV also posted the dashcam video, saying it received from an anonymous person.