Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MPD Does Not Have Passenger Policy For Traffic Stops

Darrius Stewart, the 19-year-old Memphis man who was shot and killed by Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling, was a passenger in a car pulled over for having a headlight out.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly got off with a ticket, but police on the scene put Stewart in the back of a squad car while running a check for active warrants. The police account of what happened says that, when Schilling opened the squad car to handcuff Stewart, the man kicked the door and tried to attack the officer.…

News Blog, Memphis Flyer via from Memphis SMB Media

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