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St. Louis, Missouri / Police Shooting / Protests / French Interview #1116078

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; St. Louis: Dan Simon) The protests in St. Louis in response to the acquittal of a police officer, Jason Stockley††, for the shooting of a black man, Anthony Smith, discussed; scenes of the spontaneous demonstrations going on tonight with the police currently being hands-off.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The December 2011 chase of Smith by the two police officers reviewed; scenes shown of the high-speed chase of Smith that ended in a crash & then Stockley shooting Smith four times; details given about the actions of Shockley in the car afterwards, the murder charge against him & the ruling by Judge Timothy Wilson about the gun. [Smith's fiance Christina WILSON†- says it was murder.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live pictures of the protest march in St. Louis shown,

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; St. Louis: Dan Simon) The nature of the unplanned protests at this time with police keeping the crowd off the highway discussed; split-screen night scenes shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview with former St. Louis alderman Antonio French about the shooting. [FRENCH - offer views on why the criminal case was brought now since the shooting happened in 2011, how we are disappointed with the verdict, the weapons, video evidence & whether evidence was planted, how not enough has changed in the St. Louis area with people still demanding accountability from police officers.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Simon, Dan;
Kaye, Randi

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