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To The Court Officials Of SouthHaven MS: Remove Former Officer Connor Schilling From The Road & H...
To The People of Southaven MS and The Tri-State Area and The People Of These Great United States: Do You feel safe with Former Officer Connor Schilling on The Road? To The Prosecutor and Judge of Southaven MS: Please Give Former Police Officer Connor Schilling The Maximum sentence for His Second Offense of Driving Under The Influence!
Why is this important?
Former Memphis police officer Connor Schilling appeared in a Southaven courtroom on Wednesday on DUI charges following an arrest on July 13.
Schilling, 28, did not speak in court and would not talk to reporters outside the courtroom. His case has been rescheduled for Nov. 29.
On July 17, 2015, Schilling was a three-year veteran of the MPD when he shot and killed 19-year-old Darrius Stewart after a minor traffic stop. Stewart was a passenger in the vehicle.
According to the Southaven arrest report, a caller alerted the police that a blue GMC Sierra pickup was "all over the road, " that the driver might be driving under the influence and that the vehicle was heading into the Taco Bell on Church Road.
Officer Whitney Walley arrived at the Taco Bell shortly before 1 a.m. and saw Schilling as he drove away from the drive-through and occupied two spaces in the parking lot.
Walley noted that Schilling smelled of alcohol, had red watery bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and swayed when he stood.
Schilling told the officer he'd had four beers. Among the items found in his pickup was an empty pint bottle of Jim Beam whiskey.
Bond was set at $500. He has entered a plea of not guilty and is being represented by Anthony Farese.
Schilling is now living in Nesbit, Mississippi.
After the Stewart shooting, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich recommended that Schilling be charged with voluntary manslaughter and using a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
But a grand jury did not indict him and a federal review of the shooting ended with insufficient evidence to support charges.
Schilling has since retired on disability due to post-traumatic stress disorder, which has been attributed to the shooting.
Earlier this month Schilling was deposed in a federal lawsuit filed by Stewart's family.
Not his first DUI arrest
Schilling was charged with DUI on July 5, 2014, and was suspended by the MPD for 18 days.
According to department records, he was arrested at the scene, but the charges were dropped when the arresting officer failed on two occasions to appear in court.
Schilling was also accused by a woman of using excessive force during a July 30, 2013, traffic stop. The woman filed a complaint and claimed she was bruised and that Schilling put a knot on her head.
Enough is Enough.....!!
He is a Danger To The Public! Former Police Officer Connor Schilling was Sworn to protect and Serve He Should Know The Law and Should Be Punished. Our streets Must Be safe for Our Children, Our Elderly and Our Disabled! He should Go to Jail!