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St. Louis police shell out millions in “secret settlements”

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St. Louis police shell out millions in “secret settlements”

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The city of St. Louis has paid $4.7 million to settle 44 cases filed since 2010 involving injuries, wrongful impisonment or death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that number after reviewing settlements that were not previously publicized. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office, which represented the police in civil cases until 2013, […]

St. Louis police shell out millions in “secret settlements”

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The city of St. Louis has paid $4.7 million to settle 44 cases filed since 2010 involving injuries, wrongful impisonment or death.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that number after reviewing settlements that were not previously publicized. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office, which represented the police in civil cases until 2013, released the payout amounts after a public records request from the newspaper.

Another case, the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith by a police officer in 2012, wasn’t reviewed for more than four years. The former officer, Jason Stockley, was charged with murder in May.

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