Former MPD Officer Connor Schilling Appears In Southaven Court on DUI Charge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The former Memphis police officer who shot and killed Darrius Stewart in 2015 is in trouble with the law.

 

Connor Schilling appeared in Southaven municipal court for a DUI charge Wednesday, after his arrest July 13th.

 

Court records show Schilling was stopped near I-55 and Church Road after he was seen driving erratically. Police say Schilling's eyes were bloodshot and he began to sway when he stepped out of his car. They say he told the officer he had four beers. Police also recovered an empty whiskey bottle from his car.

 

In July 2015, Schilling shot and killed Stewart, who was unarmed, while on duty in Hickory Hill. Video showed the two struggling before the shooting.

 

Stewart's family filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Memphis, seeking more than $17 million.

 

The suit claims Schilling used excessive force and was not properly trained by MPD.

 

Schilling's attorney declined to comment on his ongoing DUI case. That case was continued for November 29th.


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