JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Missouri’s Attorney General says the family of the man shot and killed by then-officer Jason Stockley didn’t get all the evidence they should have been given to use in their civil lawsuit against the city of St. Louis.
The family of Anthony Lamar Smith filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a suit that they settled for $900,000 out of court in 2013. However, in this year’s criminal trial against Stockley, new evidence came public about DNA on the gun in Smith’s car.
Stockley’s DNA was on the gun, but not Smith’s.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley now says that his predecessor, Chris Koster, and the St. Louis Police Board were aware of DNA evidence, but it was not timely disclosed in discovery.
The Smith family asked for the review in hopes of having a judge set aside the $900,000 settlement so lawyers could argue for more damages.
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