CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The local chapter of the NAACP is weighing in on the deadly shooting of a former college football star.

The group hosted a rally for Jonathan Ferrell Saturday in Marshall Park.

Officer Randall Kerrick is now charged with voluntary manslaughter after fatally shooting Ferrell 10 times last week.

A number of groups came together at the rally to ask for Kerrick s charge be changed to one bearing a stiffer penalty. NAACP President Kojo Nantambu said if the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department trained Ofc. Kerrick to shoot to kill, then the department is training officers in the wrong way.

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