Justice For Darrius Stewart
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19 year old Darrius Stewart lost his life in 2015 by a police officer In Memphis in a case of mistaken identity. He was completely unarmed. His mother, Mary Stewart, has been trying to file a suit since 2016. Again and again they dismiss the case. On February 10th, 2020 his mother filed another suit against the cop as an individual and we will not let them shut it down again. Sign and demand they recognize this case.
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The mother of Darrius, Mary Stewart filed a suit against former Memphis Police Officer Connor Schilling. The first step in litigation began in 2016 when Stewart and the slain teen's father, Henry Williams, filed suit against Schilling and the City of Memphis. Former Police Director Toney Armstrong was sued in his official capacity, but U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson dismissed the claim against him in 2017. Then in 2019, U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays Jr. ruled to dismiss the city from the case, but he let the suit against the officer as an individual continue. The Stewart family dropped its suit against the police officer and asked an appeals court to reverse the judge's ruling and reinstate the city as a defendant. In October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit affirmed the judge's decision to dismiss the city government from the case. That led to Friday's court filing restarting the lawsuit, this time against the officer alone. "As a direct and proximate result of the actions or omissions of the defendant ... Stewart was killed, and his constitutional rights under the United States Constitution and Tennessee Constitution were violated," the new lawsuit says. The new suit seeks $17.2 million in damages. It's the same amount family members demanded in the prior lawsuit.
More on his story you can find here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.commercialappeal.com/amp/4712694002
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