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Protests Flare in St. Louis for Second Night After Ex-Officer’s Acquittal

September 17, 2017 5:02 PM
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Protests Flare in St. Louis for Second Night After Ex-Officer’s Acquittal

At a news conference earlier Saturday night, Lawrence O’Toole, the city’s acting police chief, said that most of the demonstrations had been peaceful and that officers were committed to allowing peaceful protesters to speak out.

Saturday morning, about 200 people had gathered in a park in University City to march. Joan Bray, 72, a former state lawmaker who was in the crowd, said she was distressed “that the verdict was so inevitable,” adding, “It’s so sided to the police.”

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