Protests held for third straight day after Stockley verdict

Protesters gather near the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters (Credit: Alexis Zotos/KMOV)

Protesters gathered outside of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department building Sunday afternoon.

The protests come three days after former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first-degreee murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Some protesters staged a die in out in front of police headquarters.

Protestors do a 'die-in outside @SLMPD headquarters as part of the third day of protests... pic.twitter.com/sonhhyPy9kโ€” Venton Blandin (@VentonBlandinTV) September 17, 2017

Some protesters later walked west towards the Saint Louis University campus before walking back to police headquarters.

Day three of protest in St. Louis. Hundreds are marching throughout the city. #STLVerdict https://t.co/mGcgA7TxrW pic.twitter.com/RXyhagp3lEโ€” Alexis Zotos (@alexiszotos) September 17, 2017
Protesters heading back to police headquarters. They are marching east on Lindell. Heads up to drivers. pic.twitter.com/PxdbXd39B2โ€” Alexis Zotos (@alexiszotos) September 17, 2017

A car drove in reverse through the crowd around 7:00 p.m.

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