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Officer Who Shot Young Black Man After He Was In Car Accident Will Not Be Indicted

Officer Who Shot Young Black Man After He Was In Car Accident Will Not Be Indicted Jonathan Ferrell sought help after a car accident, the police were called, and he was shot and killed. Now a grand jury has declined to indict the police officer who killed him. The attorney general is asking a full grand jury to take up the case.


Charlotte, NC — In September of 2013, Jonathan Ferrell was in a state of distress after crashing his car and attempted to get help by knocking on a woman’s door in the middle of the night. The woman became frightened, so she shut her door and called the police. When officers responded to the scene, they saw the former Florida A&M football player walking down the street, in an alleged “zombie state.” As Ferrell attempted to run from police, one of the officers, Randall Kerrick opened fire,


New faces of excessive police force, race debate in North Carolina

Officer Randall Kerrick (left) faces a voluntary manslaughter charge after shooting Jonathan Ferrell.

from CNN

Prosecutors won't seek retrial in Randall Kerrick case -

A North Carolina jury was deadlocked in the manslaughter trial of Randall Kerrick, a police officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell after a car wreck.

A judge on Friday declared a mistrial in the case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

#ExcessiveForce Police Officer Shoots & Kills Car Crash Survivor Seeking Help... 27-year-old Randall Kerrick shot Jonathan Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player trying to get help by banging on the door of the closest home near the crash scene. Kerrick charged with voluntary manslaughter. Via MHP Show.