City passes resolution in memory of Anthony Lamar Smith - KMOV.com

City passes resolution in memory of Anthony Lamar Smith

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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson hugs Annie Smith, mother of Anthony Lamar Smith, after a resolution was passed in Anthony's memory (Credit: KMOV) St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson hugs Annie Smith, mother of Anthony Lamar Smith, after a resolution was passed in Anthony's memory (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

One week after the verdict was announced in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson met with Smith's mother, Annie. 

Smith's parents were invited to city hall by Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, who introduced a resolution honoring the memory of Anthony Lamar Smith. 

"[Smith's] death has sparked a universal cry for justice and accountability," said Muhammad. "Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Aldermen, that we pause to remember Anthony Lamar Smith."

Muhammad then handed the resolution to Smith's parents. The measure passed unanimously by voice acclamation. 

News 4 spoke with Muhammad who said the resolution was about remembering Smith, sympathizing with his family over their loss and recognizing that work needs to be done in St. Louis.

"I presented this resolution in order to recognize Anthony Lamar Smith and also to say that the city understands that we have problems that we have to deal with, whether that's race problems or that's police accountability or problems in the judicial system," said Muhammad.

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed told Smith's parents that their son's death would spark change in the criminal justice system, both in St. Louis and in the United States as a whole.

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