- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The latest on a grand jury’s decision to not indict a white Memphis police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old black man during a traffic stop (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

The father of a 19-year-old black man fatally shot by a white Memphis police officer says he was shocked to hear that a grand jury declined to indict the policeman on criminal charges.

Henry Williams told reporters at a Tuesday news conference that he will continue to seek justice for his son, Darrius Stewart. Police have said Stewart was fatally shot by Officer Connor Schilling during a fight after a traffic stop in Memphis on July 17.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said she recommended that Schilling be indicted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. But a grand jury declined to indict the officer.

“I was shocked,” Williams said. “A police officer took a young man’s life, no matter what. I hate that it was my son.”

John Keith Perry is a lawyer representing the victim’s mother, Mary Stewart. Perry says Stewart waited patiently for about 100 days for the investigation into the death of her son to be completed and for the case to be presented to the grand jury. Perry says she is still grieving.

Perry said the mother “is now heartbroken for a second time.”

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6:35 p.m.

Lawyers for the parents of a 19-year-old black man who was fatally shot by a white Memphis police officer are calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the death and the resignation or firing of the policeman.

John Keith Perry told reporters at a news conference Tuesday that the Justice Department should look into the shooting of Darrius Stewart by Officer Connor Schilling. Perry is the lawyer for the victim’s mother, Mary Stewart.

Police have said Schilling shot Darrius Stewart during a fight after a traffic stop in Memphis on July 17. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said she recommended that Schilling be indicted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. But a grand jury declined to indict the officer.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says a hearing will be held to determine Schilling’s future with the department. Schilling has been relieved of duty with pay.

Perry acknowledged that lawyers are looking into a lawsuit on behalf of Stewart’s family.

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5:59 p.m.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says a white officer who was cleared by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old black man will have an administrative hearing to determine his future with the police department.

Armstrong told reporters on Tuesday that a hearing could be scheduled no earlier than next week for Officer Connor Schilling.

Police have said Schilling shot Darrius Stewart during a fight after a traffic stop in Memphis on July 17. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said she recommended that Schilling be indicted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. But a grand jury declined to indict the officer.

Armstrong would not discuss the administrative charges that the officer faces. Schilling has been relieved of duty with pay.

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