CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte community leaders are reacting to the shooting death of Jon Ferrell.

The Reverend Kojo Nantambu of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP says he's pleasedthatthe officer who shot Ferrell, Randall Kerrick,has been charged.

But he says the shooting also renews his calls for the strengthening of the Citizen Review Board.
The board was designed to give the community oversight in complaints about the police.

Policemen are much, much too anxious to use deadly force in the apprehension or the execution of their duties, said Nantambu.

There has to be some kind of training, there has to be some kind of mechanism or some kind of vehicle in place that will make policemen and other types of people think twice, three, four or five times before they use this excessive force, he added.

Nantambu said he thinks a stronger citizen review board would be especially helpful in instances where citizens complain about police but have little eyewitness testimony.

The NAACP, True Healing Under God Ministries, Action NC, and Citizens Review Board Reform will hold a press conference Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Government Center, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte.

They will speak out against the shooting death of Ferrell.

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