Dashcam video withheld in officer-involved shooting

Dashcam video withheld in officer-involved shooting

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 6:48 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A judge says no to releasing the dashcam video of the moments leading up to the deadly police shooting of an unarmed man mistaken for a burglar.

Officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell. Both the prosecution and the defense in the case were opposed to releasing the video, saying it would prevent against a fair trial.

Ferrell's fiancé and the media were pushing to have it made public. But judge Richard Bohner on Thursday afternoon said the officer deserves to be tried in the courtroom, not in the media and ruled the video would not be released before the trial.

The 911 call has been released.
 

 


 

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