White ex-St. Louis cop acquitted in black suspect's killing

A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of murder in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, a decision that could spark protests with National Guard troops on standby.
1:17 | 09/15/17

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The judge was actually very very. Straightforward in his opinion he made sure that he. Put his own personal opinion that highlighted within the context of the the opinion that. The burden of proof by the state had not been met that he was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that each and every element of the crime of as charged. Had been met by the state remember. A prosecuting party has the duty and only that party has the duty to prove up their case a defendant can (%expletive) And saying nothing that's his constitutional right. What I regret is that. The glaring really demonstrative evidence in the form of not one video the two video showing on star and witness statements and DNA evidence and here's the extraordinary contradictions between statements in the evidence. Did not rise to the level love meeting that burden. I can't tell you what the judge. It was ultimately thinking and feeling except to the extent that he shared. As a matter of record in the opinion where did on approach there's the famine I was able to share the news of the failing on all the family members. They're gonna have a difficult time reconciling this if ever.

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