Charlotte, NC — In September of 2013, Jonathan Ferrell was in a state of distress after crashing his car and attempted to get help by knocking on a woman’s door in the middle of the night. The woman became frightened, so she shut her door and called the police. When officers responded to the scene, they saw the former Florida A&M football player walking down the street, in an alleged “zombie state.” As Ferrell attempted to run from police, one of the officers, Randall Kerrick opened fire,
Officer Randall Kerrick (left) faces a voluntary manslaughter charge after shooting Jonathan Ferrell.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Mecklenburg County Grand Jury declined to indict Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Randall Kerrick on charges of voluntary manslaughter in the September 14 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. Attorney General Roy Cooper released this statement: “Today, our prosecutors learned that the grand jury that considered the indictment on charges of voluntary manslaughter was less than a full panel. It would be in the best interest of justice to resubmit this...