Lawyer: Officer who shot teen not fearful of investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The lawyer for a white Memphis police officer who authorities say fatally shot a 19-year-old black man during a fight after a traffic stop says he does not fear a possible federal investigation into the shooting.

Art Quinn, the lawyer for Officer Connor Schilling, said Wednesday that his client was doing his job when he tried to arrest Darrius Stewart on two active warrants on July 17. Police have said Stewart attacked the officer and beat him with his handcuffs before Schilling shot Stewart.

A grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict Schilling after a district attorney recommended charges of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. Lawyers for Stewart’s parents have called for a civil rights investigation by the Justice Department.