NC prosecutor going back to grand jury on shooting
Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 23, 2014
CHARLOTTE (AP) — The North Carolina attorney general’s office is going back to a grand jury in an attempt to indict a Charlotte police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man last year.
Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday that prosecutors will resubmit the case against officer Randall Kerrick on Monday.
A Mecklenburg County grand jury on Tuesday refused to indict Kerrick on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Investigators say Kerrick shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell on Sept. 14. The former Florida A&M football player wrecked his car and went to a nearby house and banged on the door, apparently for help. The resident called police and three officers responded. Investigators say Kerrick was the only officer who fired at Ferrell.
The voluntary manslaughter charge carries a prison sentence of up to 11 years.