Woman says Officer Schilling used excessive force in past - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman says Officer Schilling used excessive force in past

Officer Connor Schilling (Source: MPD) Officer Connor Schilling (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis officer Connor Schilling, who was identified in the killing of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart, has been accused of using excessive force in the past.

Cyneitha Campbell filed a complaint against officer Schilling in 2013, claiming he used excessive force on her. Campbell said she wants justice for Stewart.

“I was treated like a criminal, thrown in a car head first with handcuffs on,” Campbell said.

She said she was pulled over by two officers after she backed up her car on I-240.

“The freeway was so crowded. “Everyone was backing up, so I decided I'm going to back up too, but I got caught.”

Police records show the officers gave her a ticket, but she refused to sign it and would not comply. They said she became very argumentative.

Campbell said she was about to comply and was putting her car back when they took her out of the car and slammed her between the door and the hood of the car.

Both officers were cleared of any wrongdoing.

“They were just saying that because they wanted to sweep that under the rug because I had bruises all over me,” Campbell said.

Schilling was arrested in Southaven in 2014 for a DUI. He was off the job for 18 days and the case was eventually dismissed.

Campbell said it is time for MPD to get rid of their “bad apples.”

“I hate that it happened to that young man like that, because he's not here to talk now, but I'm alive.”

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