Appeal argued in fatal police shooting of Little Rock teen; put city, ex-chief on trial, slain boy’s mom tells 8th Circuit


Photographs by Stephen B. Thornton

FILE — Sylvia Perkins, left, mother of Bobby Moore III, listens as her attorney Michael J. Laux answers questions in this 2015 file photo.

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard half an hour’s worth of oral arguments last week about whether Little Rock and a former police chief should be tried by a federal jury on liability questions in the 2012 death of a boy who was shot and killed by an officer.

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