December 6, 2017

AG investigates alleged wrongdoing by Koster admin

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Tuesday announced the results of the investigation into alleged wrongdoing by the Koster Administration in connection with the 2012 civil lawsuit over the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The Attorney General issued the following statement:

"The independent investigator hired by the Attorney General’s Office has concluded there was a clear discovery violation on behalf of the City of St. Louis in the civil lawsuit with the family of Anthony Lamar Smith. Attorney-client privilege and duties of client confidentiality prevent us from releasing the full report without signed waivers from the Board of Police Commissioners and Jason Stockley. We have requested such waivers from the Board of Police Commissioners and Officer Stockley to allow public access to the full report, but as of today, we have not received such waivers.

With this in mind, we are releasing today an edited version of the detailed report that Mr. Goldsmith prepared for the Attorney General’s Office. To avoid any breach of privilege or confidentiality, this report includes only information obtained from publicly available sources and from counsel for the Smith family. This report recounts Mr. Goldsmith’s conclusion that both the Koster Administration and the Board were aware of DNA evidence in the case, but this evidence was not timely disclosed in discovery."

The edited report is attached.​