The St. Louis city prosecutor is now reviewing the Oct. 8 fatal police shooting of Vonderrit Myers Jr. in the Shaw neighborhood, after a police investigation found the shooting was “justified.”
Peaceful demonstrators marched in Seattle and disrupted traffic in New York and Cleveland. Rallies also formed in New Jersey, Maine, Maryland and elsewhere.
A University City police officer was shot late Monday evening.
Reports indicate Cedar County officer Matthew Chism was fatally wounded during an attempted traffic stop.
Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience.
“This here was racial profiling turned deadly,” said state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a St. Louis Democrat.
Officer’s injuries appear to be from broken glass only.
Nasheed wants Holder to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell August 19.
Tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
He promised a full and open investigation of the Michael Brown shooting.