Former officer Jason Stockley pleads not guilty to murder

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree murder.

He's charged with killing Anthony Lamar Smith during a police chase in December of 2011.

Stockley claims Smith pointed a gun at him.

Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report Stockley is out on bond while he awaits trial.