ST. LOUIS — The Latest on protests following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man in St. Louis. (all times local):
Protesters who were arrested at an unruly demonstration at a suburban St. Louis shopping mall are out of jail amid cheers from demonstrators.
Several people gathered at the St. Louis County Justice Center Sunday afternoon, a day after 22 protesters were arrested at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Among those released Sunday was the Rev. Karla Frye. Protesters claim Frye was choked by police.
Frye is charged with assault, rioting and two counts of resisting arrest. A court document released Sunday accuses her of jumping on the back of a police officer, injuring the officer.
Six other protesters were charged with rioting and resisting arrest. The 15 others will be referred to Richmond Heights Municipal Court for local charges.
The protest was one of several since mid-September, when a judge acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the death of a black drug suspect.
Several protesters gather outside the St. Louis County Justice Center to show support for 22 people arrested at an upscale shopping mall.
The protest Sunday was one of two on Sunday. A smaller group stood outside a hotel near St. Louis Lambert Airport, where former White House strategist Steve Bannon spoke to a conservative group.
The demonstrations were the latest of several since a judge on Sept. 15 acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley in the death of a black man.
One of those protests was Saturday at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Seven of the 22 arrested were charged with rioting and resisting arrest. It wasn’t immediately clear what charges the others face.
More than 100 demonstrators stood outside the justice center in Clayton, occasionally chanting loudly.
Seven people are facing rioting and resisting arrest charges for their role in a protest that turned unruly at an upscale St. Louis County shopping mall.
Overall, 22 people were arrested Saturday at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, Missouri. It was one of several protests since Sept. 15, when a judge acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, Anthony Lamar Smith.
The protest began peacefully before some protesters began overturning trash cans. Officers cleared out the mall and began making arrests.
One of the seven protesters charged with rioting also is charged with assault, according to information provided Sunday by the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office. It wasn’t immediately clear what charges the other 15 people will face.