1 year later: Family gathers to remember Darrius Stewart

1 year later: Family gathers to remember Darrius Stewart
Officer Connor Schilling (Source: MPD)
Officer Connor Schilling (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The family of Darrius Stewart came together to remember his life on the one year anniversary of his death Sunday.

Community leaders gathered with the Stewart family in an effort to revitalize the push for racial equality in the Mid-South.

Stewart, 19, was fatally shot by Officer Connor Schilling on July 17, 2015 after a traffic stop in Hickory Hill, causing protests in Memphis.

Stewart's mother said she feels more outrage should come from the loss.

"For this past year seems like the whole city of Memphis has been quiet," Mary Stewart said. "I understand how these other stolen lives is important, but you all keep forgetting about the lives that have been stolen by the police in Memphis, Tennessee."

Attorneys for the family filed a multi-million-dollar federal civil rights lawsuit against officer Connor Schilling, the city of Memphis and Former Police Director Toney Armstrong.

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