Attorney for Smith's fiancée, child files motion to reopen discovery

Anthony Smith. Credit: KMOV

The family of a man fatally shot by former St. Louis Metropolitan police officer Jason Stockley in 2011 demanded $5 million Sunday.

Through their lawyer Al Watkins, the family of Anthony Smith stated officials were involved in a “cover-up” of misconduct before and after the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit in 2013.

Watkins says city officials failed to turn over cruical evidence in the case.

The original suit filed by Smith's daughter was settled for $900,000 in 2013.

Stockley, 36, was later charged with murder in the case in 2017 but was acquitted by St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson.

READ: Former St. Louis officer Stockley found not guilty

DNA evidence, witness statements, and the officer’s own words played a part in the controversial case. There was dramatic police dash camera video that captured a police chase before the fatal shooting.

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