Stockley's murder trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.
A federal judge has prohibited release of the videos and police reports by lawyers who obtained it as part of a civil case in which the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners paid a $900,000 settlement for Smith's young daughter.
Stockley is the first on-duty officer to be charged in a shooting case since 2000.
Stockley and his partner, Officer Brian Bianchi, spotted Smith in a suspected drug transaction in a Church's Chicken parking lot at Thekla Avenue and Riverview Boulevard about 12:30 p.m. Smith led the officers on a mile-long chase at speeds that reached at least 87 miles per hour through city neighborhoods before ending with a crash. Smith sped away, prompting a chase.
But Joyce said the only gun found in Smith's vehicle bore Stockley's DNA. There will also be DNA evidence from a gun found in Smith's auto, and testimony from police, witnesses and possibly Stockley himself. Stockley's attorney, Neil Bruntrager, said in an opening statement that Smith had a gun in the vehicle and Stockley shot him in self-defense.
A longtime friend of Smith's, Kirkwin Taylor, testified that he rode in the auto with Smith to the restaurant that morning and did not see a gun in the vehicle.
After Smith's auto stops, Stockley tells Bianchi to ram the rear.
A prosecutor has accused a white former St. Louis police officer of planting a gun on a black man whom the officer had fatally shot. Officers were acquitted in recent trials in Minnesota and Oklahoma. The defense attorney says Stockley was protecting himself from an armed and unsafe felon.
Stockley fired several shots from his department-issued handgun, and the two officers began the chase.
Stockley, now 36, told investigators he fired after Smith reached for a gun, then unloaded Smith's gun as a safety precaution after the shooting.
He said that when approached in the Church's Chicken parking lot, Smith made every effort to hit Stockley, making the shots that were fired appropriate.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man who was with Anthony Lamar Smith on the day he was killed by a St. Louis police officer says he believes Smith was unarmed.
The court will hear opening statements beginning on Tuesday.
Jason Stockley, 36, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the December 20, 2011, shooting death of Smith following a police chase stemming from a suspected drug deal.
The case, reviewed by state and federal prosecutors in 2012, was dormant until previous year when then-Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce charged Stockley, citing new evidence without identifying it but characterizing it as "forensic evidence and witness statements".
"This is not an easy case", Wilson wrote in his July 24 order granting a bench trial, which prosecutors opposed.
Smith was shot following a police chase during a drug investigation.
He told the judge that witnesses will describe what appears to be a struggle between Smith and Stockley, who steps back as if startled before firing into the vehicle.