Darrius Stewart’s father said he’s tired of getting bad news

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Henry Williams stood before reporters for a third time Tuesday after getting bad news.

“I'm tired of getting bad news about my son. It shouldn't take that much to prosecute, because the evidence is in your face,” he told reporters.

First, his son was shot by Memphis Police Officer Connor Schilling.

Then the District Attorney said she wanted to charge the officer but a Grand Jury didn't think there was enough evidence.

On Tuesday, the federal government said the action caught on camera some 18 months ago wasn't enough to say Schilling did anything wrong.

“This is what citizens asked for. The TBI investigated, and the FBI investigated. I hope this brings an end or closure to this incident,” said Memphis Police Association President Mike Williams.

District Attorney Amy Weirich said she is respecting the decision.

“I have great faith the decision they came to was a decision based in law.”

Lawyers for the Stewart family questioned what work U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton and investigators really did on the case.

“No witnesses come forward to us, saying federal agents came to our door and said we're trying to figure out what happened to Darrius,” said Attorney Murray Wells.

“Was not Darrius Stewart’s life not worth a try?” asked Carlos Moore. “You don't know if you could get an indictment, why not try?”


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