At a news conference early on Monday, interim police chief Lawrence O’Toole said police had abducted at least five weapons and said he was ” proud to tell you the city of St Louis is safe and the police owned tonight “.
“We’re in control,” he said.” This is our city and we’re going to protect it .”
The chant attracted appraisal, nonetheless, from demonstrators, activists and some police officer. In a statement, Sgt Heather King, president of the Ethical Order of Police, the working group founded by African American officers, said:” That sing departs against the most system of ethics we swore be respected by.
” Whether we are in favour of proofs, complains or acts of violence, it is our job to do our hassle free of personal bias .”
On Twitter on Monday, the group said:” We are human and we will manufacture mistakes. We are also people who have the last word, which are able to- apprehend, liberty, or demise. No necessary 2 chant .”
Hundreds of officers had mustered after another daylight of peaceful protests over the acquittal of Jason Stockley in connection with the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The dissent begun in the police headquarters downtown. Hundreds of people marched through downtown streets, the stylish Central West End and the trendy Delmar Loop area of nearby University City.
Protesters likewise marched through two shopping malls in a wealthy place of St Louis County. Following the pattern of the previous days, more than 1,000 beings marched calmly for several hours. By nightfall, most had gone home.
After nightfall there were reports of property injury and vandalism, for a third nighttime in a row. Various spaces were burst at a Marriott hotel and at other ventures. Concrete planters were smacked over and trash bin threshed into the street.