ST. LOUIS – The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):
Leaders of several faiths are calling for peace and justice amid the turmoil that followed the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the death of a black man.
Several hundred people gathered Tuesday on a hot, unshaded public plaza for an interfaith service followed by a march to City Hall.
The service followed four days of protests after a judge’s decision Friday to acquit Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Speakers at the service included Roman Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson, black church pastors, and Jewish and Muslim leaders.
Protest leaders say no organized demonstrations are scheduled for Tuesday.
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