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.
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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