A Missouri detective was charged with criminal charges after he shot down a local resident with his SUV.
The white detective of St. Louis, Joshua Smith, was caught in a video on a video of a car being hit by an African American during a detention, then he gets out of a car and kicks a man. He is charged with assault and armed violence. He faces 10 to 30 years in prison.
Smith was fired on June 10, the internal department is continuing to investigate, and the prosecutor’s office is preparing a case for trial. “It is these situations that good cops hate, because then everyone looks bad,” said representatives from the Florissant Police Department, a suburb of St. Louis where Smith served.
About a third of Florissant residents are African-Americans. A suburb of St. Louis is located north of Ferguson, where the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white policeman in 2014 served as a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement.