Prosecutor: St. Louis officer 'executed' suspect
August 2, 2017
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former St. Louis police officer charged with killing a black man "executed" him after a car chase, then planted a gun in the slain drug suspect's vehicle as an excuse for opening fire, a prosecutor told a court Tuesday.
But an attorney for the officer denied the prosecutor's allegations during opening statements in the first-degree murder trial for Jason Stockley, saying the officer was protecting himself against an armed and dangerous felon.
It was the first time that prosecutors have revealed publicly that they believe that Stockley, 36, planted a gun on 24-year...