MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “Tell the truth, Connor Schilling. Stop lying. You’re going to be a liar all your life. Tell the truth.”
It’s safe to say Mary Stewart has many problems with the police version of what happened last July. She spoke to the public Monday.
Schilling shot and killed Darrius Stewart July 17, 2015, after he said Stewart attacked him.
She disputes the reason why her son was detained in Hickory Hill and the reason police say he was shot.
A grand jury declined to indict Schilling last year, and he avoided a departmental hearing by retiring with a disability pension, saying he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after killing Darrius Stewart.
The Department of Justice said it’s also investigating Darrius Stewart’s case, but Mary Stewart said she hasn’t heard any updates from them. She also wouldn’t rule out filing a civil suit in the matter.
“The taxpayers of Memphis have to pay his benefits to ride off into the sunset like he’s a hero. Because he killed a black child. A black teen. Nothing about that makes any sense to me. Even though I have to walk around here with a broken heart every day. He’s claiming to have PTSD.”