Grand jury to review manslaughter charges against Kerrick next week

Grand jury to review manslaughter charges against Kerrick next week

Grand jury to review manslaughter charges against Kerrick next week

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:23 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Attorney General Roy Cooper will formally resubmit a case to a grand jury to seek an indictment in an officer-involved shooting.

A panel will review evidence in the Officer Randall Kerrick case.

Tuesday, a partial grand jury decided not to indict Kerrick for voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell. Cooper wants a full grand jury to review the evidence.

Ferrell crashed his car in northeast Mecklenburg on the day of the shooting in September, police said. His family’s attorney says he looked for help at a home about one-quarter mile away.

A woman who saw him at the door thought he was a robber and dialed 911.

Kerrick was joined by Officers Thornell Little and Adam Neal. Kerrick, a third-year officer, was the least experienced of the three. Kerrick confronted Ferrell and shot him 10 times.

The Ferrell family issued a statement regarding the decision Wednesday evening:

"While we are pleased that the Attorney General is going to resubmit the charges against Randall Kerrick to a new Grand Jury on Monday, we are skeptical given their inability to secure an indictment yesterday.   
 
Jonathan Ferrell was a quality human being who worked hard and cared for those around him.  He deserved better. 
 
Whatever the findings of this Grand Jury, we will do everything in our power to ensure that his family realizes justice for Jonathan and all Americans."


 

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