File to be released in officer’s shooting of TN man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis district attorney general’s office plans to release the investigation file in a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black man.

The unusual release, planned for Tuesday, comes after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Connor Schilling on charges including voluntary manslaughter.

Police say Schilling put 19-year-old Darrius Stewart in his squad car at a traffic stop July 17. They say that when Schilling went to handcuff Stewart, he kicked open the door, grabbed the handcuffs and beat Schilling with them. As they fought, Schilling fired his gun, wounding Stewart.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files are normally confidential under state law, but a Memphis court ordered the file released.

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III, in Memphis, says his office and other federal officials are reviewing the shooting.