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Settlement over claims of hidden evidence in St. Louis case

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the St. Louis Police Department shows former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. A civil case settlement announced Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, calls for an additional $500,000 to be paid to the daughter of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man killed by Stockley in 2011. An earlier court case resulted in a $900,000 payment, but the additional money comes amid claims that evidence was hidden from her attorneys.(St. Louis Police Department via AP, File)

ST. LOUIS — The daughter of a black man fatally shot by a white St. Louis police officer will be paid an additional $500,000 to settle claims that attorneys for city and Missouri officials hid evidence in an earlier civil case.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports attorneys for both sides filed a joint motion to approve the settlement Thursday. Officials agreed to later release a report that found “clear discovery violations” when evidence was not turned over to attorneys for Anthony Lamar Smith’s daughter.

Smith was killed by then-officer Jason Stockley after a 2011 police chase. Stockley was charged with first-degree murder in 2016 and acquitted in September 2017. The ruling set off weeks of protests in St. Louis.

The lawsuit on behalf of Smith’s daughter was initially settled in 2013 for $900,000.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

The Associated Press

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