Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mistaken Identity: Teen Shot & Killed; Officer Suspended with Pay

Darrius Stewart

*An African American teen was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity. Darrius Stewart had been riding in a car with a broken headlight when officer Connor Schilling pulled him over. Stewart was then placed in the back of the cops’ car over numerous outstanding warrants.

Only thing is, the warrants didn’t belong to him.

According to investigators when Schilling went to handcuff Stewart, the teen kicked the door and attacked the officer. He is said to have then grabbed the officers handcuffs and began swinging them at him. Schilling claims he then shot Stewart to end the fight.

Stewart was taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and died shortly thereafter. Schilling was treated at the scene for minor scratches and bruises.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. With all the previous police actions, “My life was in danger,” crap, you have to wonder when something like this occur. Was it racial profiling? Was there a video? Without which this is very suspicious. Let’s hope that there was a video of this action. The fact that the cop is on suspension, with pay no doubt, is a bit disturbing.

  2. According to investigators when Schilling went to handcuff Stewart, the teen kicked the door and attacked the officer.

    I hope that after the Sandra Bland video, white people will stop believing in all these bullshit excuses for murdering black suspects.

    Why would any sane person “grabbed the officers handcuffs and began swinging them at him”, when he has a loaded gun?
    I’m guessing that even white people have to assume that they are hiding something after hearing this ridiculous account.
    There is or was a video of what happened. That’s the only thing that needs to be focused on. Every other statement from the cop needs to be ignored. If they can’t provide the video, then we need eyewitness accounts.

  3. There has to be more to the story. It makes no sense to starting fighting the officer out of the blue?????SMDH Al Sharpton, we need you on this!!!! Get in here.

  4. I do NOT believe ANYTHING that was allegedly said about Darrius Stewart other than he was MURDERED by the police and their bogus narratives/lies of what supposedly happen which resulted again in excessive force and another senseless murder by a crazy cop. Simply because there’s a deadly “epidemic” of police harassment, excessive force and violence which is spreading nationwide in the US called “police who are UNLAWFULLY extending deadly force resulting in murders and executions by any-means-necessary: who purposely target innocent African Americans (no matter victim’s gender or age) using an array of excuses for their crimes ranging from:

    Driving while black, walking down the street unarmed and/or on a school’s campus unarmed while black, mistaken identities while black, minor traffic violations unarmed, stating your rights as a US citizen (without their permision, therefore making police upset or mad), selling cigarettes on the street, playing in park with a toy gun, running unarmed and unexpected hangings which happen mysteriously while being detained in a jail cell (cops explanation — the departed committed suicide; hung themselves) and last but not least, as well as, a police all time favorite excuse to kill a person of color: being black threatens them period.

    Plus police are now implementing militarized policing techniques which has resulted in them appointing themselves as an instant
    (judge, prosecutor, jury, executioner). That is NOT what I call justice!

    FYI:
    1.Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, estimates a Washington report based on official statistical data.

    2. Race is a major factor in officer-related violence. A study from the the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an anti-racist activist organization, found that police officers, security guards or self-appointed vigilantes killed at least 313 Black people in 2012 — meaning one Black person was killed in the U.S. by law enforcement roughly every 28 hours.

    3. US government does not have a database collecting information about the total number of police involved shootings each year, it’s estimated that between 500 and 1,000 Americans are killed by police officers each year. Since 9/11, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by U.S. police officers, which is almost equivalent to the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq.

    4. Individual police departments are not required to submit information regarding the use of deadly force by its officers.

    5. Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white people, according to a Guardian investigation which found 102 of 464 people killed so far this year in incidents with law enforcement officers — were NOT carrying weapons.

    6. An analysis of public records, local news reports and Guardian reporting found that 32% of black people killed by police in 2015 were unarmed, as were 25% of Hispanic and Latino people, compared with 15% of white people killed.

    7. The figures illustrate how disproportionately black Americans, who make up just 13% of the country’s total population according to census data, are killed by police.

    8. The findings emerged from a database filled by a five-month study of police fatalities in the US, which calculated that local and state police and federal law enforcement agencies are killing people at twice the rate calculated by the US government’s official public record of police homicides.

    9. The Guardian’s statistics include deaths after the police use of a Taser, deaths caused by police vehicles and deaths following altercations in police custody, as well as those killed when officers open fire. They reveal that 29% of those killed by police, or 135 people, were black. Sixty-seven, or 14%, were Hispanic/Latino, and 234, or 50%, were white. In total, 102 people who died during encounters with law enforcement in 2015 were unarmed.

    10. The figures illustrate how disproportionately black Americans, who make up just 13% of the country’s total population according to census data, are killed by police. Of the 464 people counted by the Guardian, an overwhelming majority – 95% – were male, with just 5% female.

    11. The director of Amnesty International USA, described the racial imbalance as “startling”. Hawkins said: “The disparity speaks to something that needs to be examined, to get to the bottom of why you’re twice as likely to be shot if you’re an unarmed black male.”

  5. Y’all kill me sensationalizing these stories. However sad this may be, it seems to me this young man died because of his own actions. If this truly was a case of mistaken identity and he didn’t have any warrants, why attack the police officer?!!! That makes no sense. At some point, we have to stop blaming the police and place the blame where it belongs. Given the bad relations between the police and the black community, people need to use better judgement and common sense when they get pulled over.

    • Did it ever occur to you, perhaps the policeman attacked him first and/or body language was rude, aggressive and excessive? Maybe his voice tone was lou, crude and intimidating to this teen. Infact, google the statistics and see for yourself — for too many law officers should NOT be in their line of work due to having deep rooted biases and discrimimate against innocen people based on race and the color of one’s skin tone.

      Also, just because people have badges — does NOT make them a saint. The officer who murdered this kid, has a questionable performance record thus far in his background. Lastly, the young man grabbed this cop’s hamdcuffs and swung at this hothead cop and he returned by shooting to kill. He did NOT have to kill an unarmed teen! When police start giving respect — that is the only way they will ever get respect!

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