QPP Extra — St. Louis & Stockley acquittal

Nick and Peter discuss the acquittal of former St Louis police officer Stockley. The verdict led to violent protests. Peter thinks the preponderance of the evidence — and then some — suggests the officer was guilty as charged (though that isn’t the legal standard for conviction in a criminal case). Peter can’t get over the fact a cop brought an unauthorized AK-47 pistol on patrol. Nick thinks that AK is less of a big deal, and thinks the case is more nuanced – or at the least, has fewer far-reaching implications for the department as a whole.

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Pictures from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmJk3V8Dsck

The DNA: http://www.ksdk.com/news/crime/alleged-drop-gun-contained-dna-of-ex-st-louis-police-officer/461782096

The verdict: http://www.stltoday.com/read-the-verdict-in-the-jason-stockley-murder-case/pdf_57b2d12c-83d8-53a0-ba1f-18b659a7e569.html

The protests: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/pepper-spray-comes-out-in-st-louis-as-protests-of/article_c7ee91ad-e65b-5da6-84cb-0b478078c8cb.html