MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group of protesters is criticizing the Shelby County district attorney’s and the Memphis Police Department’s handling of the fatal shooting of a black 19-year-old man by a white policeman.
More than 60 people chanted slogans such as “No justice, no peace,” and held signs saying “Justice 4 Darrius Stewart” outside the Shelby County courthouse on Tuesday.
Police say Stewart was fatally shot by Officer Connor Schilling during a fight at a traffic stop on July 17.
District Attorney Amy Weirich said last week that a grand jury declined to indict Schilling. Weirich said she recommended that Schilling be indicted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and use of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony.
The protesters are calling for the firing or resignation of Schilling and the release of an investigative report on the shooting.