At least 10 police officers have been injured from the violent protests in downtown St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer who shot a black man, The Daily Caller reports.
Eleven members of law enforcement were assaulted by protesters who threw bricks, projectiles and bottles at them and some kicking them off their patrol motorcycles. The protesters were heard chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
Nine St. Louis police officers and one State Highway Patrol officer sustained injuries, with one city officer broke his jaw and while another dislocated his shoulder, said St. Louis interim police Chief Lawrence O’Toole.
The violent incident started when a group of protesters gathered around the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and threw rocks and splattered red paint, causing damage to the house.
Anger in St. Louis boiled over when a judge ruled that former police officer Jason Stockley is not guilty of murder charges over the death of Anthony Lamar Smith in 2001.
Stockley insists his actions were self-defense after he saw Smith holding with a gun and could shoot him.