Tag: Jason Stockley

Speakers at St. Louis County Council call for an independent investigation of the St. Louis County PD

Protesters interrupted the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, calling for an independent investigation of the St. Louis County Police Department. On Saturday, multiple protesters were arrested while they marched through the Saint Louis Galleria. Before police moved in, the officers reportedly gave orders to the protesters to disperse. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the protesters began to act disorderly and were reportedly throwing trash cans within the mall. The police made […]

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what happened. Shame on Mayor Krewson and everybody else who has castigated this decision,” he continued. “Under the rule of law, there’s no question of whether it’s the […]

Protesters march on Clayton

Over the beats of drums and chants, demonstrators rallied onto various locations near the City of Clayton. Originally, the protesters were scheduled to meet at Shaw Park but organizers decided to move the march to the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Protests are peaceful thus far. Marching by a @RHPoliceDeptMo officer. #StockleyProtest pic.twitter.com/HjHABztIvt — Brian (@BrianRobbins9) September 20, 2017 Once at the shopping mall, protesters congregated near the main entrance near the Cheesecake Factory […]

Multiple closures in Clayton ahead of protest

Due to the scheduled protests in Clayton, many of the area’s community athletic centers are scheduled to close on Wednesday. Starting at 5 p.m. protests are planned to take place at Shaw Park in response to the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley. The City of Clayton has made the following closures and cancellations: The Shaw Park Tennis Center will close at 3:30 p.m. The Center of Clayton will close at 4:30 p.m. […]

Clayton PD prepared, should protests come to the city

A majority of the protests regarding the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley has been peaceful but after Saturday’s destruction of property in University City the Clayton Police Department is preparing for anything. During the demonstrations in University City, some protesters broke windows of businesses like Starbucks, Three Dog Bakery, Loop Living Furniture, and Iron Age Tattoo. Additionally, on the previous night, protesters reached St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate Greitens told voters that if he were governor, he would have established a command presence in Ferguson and achieved “peace by the second night.” The […]

St. Louis Police Wives Association asking for donations for police officers responding to protests

In conjunction with the St. Louis Police Wives Association (SLPWA) announced that they were accepting donations today in support of police officers responding to the civil disobedience that has erupted in St. Louis in the wake of former police officer Jason Stockley’s acquittal on Friday.   Donations of water, sports drinks, soda, non-perishable food items, and personal hygiene items are welcomed and encouraged. However, organizers of the donation drive were quick to point out that […]

Tensions rising as protesters march through downtown St. Louis

The streets of downtown St. Louis on Friday were full of protestors and St. Louis area police officers trying to keep the peace. Tensions between the two were tested as multiple protestors were pepper sprayed when they tried to block police vehicles and officers on bicycles. Some protestors were handing out food and bottled water to help keep other marchers hydrated but some in the crowd used the bottled water as projectiles against police armed […]

Former St. Louis police officer found not guilty in 2011 shooting death

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first-degree murder or armed criminal action for the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson released the verdict on Friday morning that stated that Stockley would not be charged in the shooting death of Smith after a high-speed pursuit through St. Louis and subsequent crash. Stockley who now resides in Houston was originally charged in 2016 […]

Governor Greitens takes precautions to prepare for possible events in St. Louis

Today, Governor Eric Greitens took the initial steps to activate the Missouri National Guard in anticipation of possible events related to the Jason Stockley verdict. “As Governor, I am committed to protecting everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully while also protecting people’s lives, homes, and communities. Taking the steps to put the Missouri National Guard on standby is a necessary precaution,” said Governor Eric Greitens The Missouri National Guard may be needed to help protect critical infrastructure and […]