CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Civil rights activists made a new call for action Wednesday after the death of a former college football star, who was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklengburg officer.
THUG (True Healing Under God) announced that the group plans to hold a rally next month. Organizers are calling for a judge to release the dashcam video of the deadly shooting of Jonathan Ferrell.
A couple of weeks ago, a judge denied that request.
“So I believe this judge is wrong, and I will tell him to his face. And I would definitely strongly encourage him to listen to the screams of the community,” organizer John Barnett said. “In his death, we hope a lesson can be learned, police training be improved and radical racial profiling will become a thing of the past.”
Officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in Ferrell’s death. He was shot after crashing his car and walking to a nearby house, apparently looking for help.
The homeowner thought he was a burglar and called 911.