Police shooting

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Several members of the St. Louis-area clergy are questioning why it took four years for murder charges to be filed against a former city police officer who fatally shot a suspect.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that representatives of two Baptist organizations, the NAACP and the ACLU on Monday demanded more accountability.

Drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith was killed by then-officer Jason Stockley in December 2011. Stockley was charged earlier this year with first-degree murder.

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  Two police training courses in northwest Missouri have been canceled because of low enrollment.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Missouri Sheriff's Association joined forces to offer the Basic Law Enforcement Training academies in Chillicothe and Kirksville. They were set to begin in August.

The St. Joseph News Press reports the academies have been canceled because too few people were enrolled.

Missouri Shooting Suspect Arraigned; Officer Still Critical

Jul 11, 2016
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  The suspect in the shooting of a suburban St. Louis police officer made his first court appearance Monday morning as the officer remained hospitalized.

Antonio Taylor was arraigned on charges of assault of a police officer, armed criminal action and possessing a firearm as a felon. He's accused of ambushing Ballwin police officer Michael Flamion during a traffic stop on Friday.

St. Louis County police spokesman Benjamin Granda said Flamion remains in critical but stable condition.

Man shot to death by Republic officer after hitting him with car

Feb 17, 2016
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REPUBLIC - Police say that a man accused of crashing into several southwest Missouri building and hitting an officer with his car has died after the officer shot him.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 48-year-old Destry Meikle died at a hospital after he was shot Tuesday morning in Republic.

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A suspect who was fatally shot by Missouri police has been identified.

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St. Louis police identified the 52-year-old man killed by an officer after a reported fast-food restaurant robbery.

Updated at 3:45 p.m.

The St. Louis County Police Department says an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two officers during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., last week.

For the latest updates on this developing story, see our live blog.

Two St. Louis-area police officers monitoring protesters at the Ferguson police department were shot shortly after midnight. While the injuries were termed serious, both officers were released from the hospital later in the morning.

Looking toward Thursday night, when at least one group has called for a candlelight vigil at the department, law enforcement officials announced that the County Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol would take over security around the headquarters on South Florissant Road.

Updated at 4:00 p.m. ET

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old black man in Madison, Wis., following what officials say was an altercation with an officer, has sparked outrage among some in the community, who turned out to protest the killing.

A grand jury on Friday indicted a Kansas City Police officer on a felony assault charge for the shooting of a 37-year-old man last year.

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over the police use of deadly force. But one shooting in Wisconsin highlights another factor at play when police shoot civilians — the lack of outside investigation. And the decade-old death has led to real reform in the state.

An off-duty white police officer in St. Louis shot and killed an 18-year-old black man who police say opened fire during a chase in south St. Louis. The incident sparked renewed protests in a city already rocked by anger over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the suburb of Ferguson in August.

St. Louis Public Radio live-blogged the protests here.

Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.

Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. City leaders and residents say one way to do that might be to equip police with personal video cameras.

"All the cops have to have body cameras and dashboard cameras," says resident Alonzo Bond, "so everybody can be accountable."

Updated at 5:15 p.m. with comments from Chief Sam Dotson, Jeff Roorda, and Ald. Dionne Flowers.

On Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shot and killed Kajieme Powell, who was 25 years old.