Grand Jury Asks For Lesser Charge For Officer Accused In Shooting

Source: Michael Gordon / Charlotte Observer

A grand jury declined to indict Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick for voluntary manslaughter Tuesday, instead asking the prosecutor to submit a lesser charge.

Kerrick is charged in connection with the Sept. 14 shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, who was unarmed.

The attorney general’s office, which is handling the prosecution of the case, said the grand jury on Tuesday was missing some jurors.

Prosecutors intend to resubmit the case to the full grand jury, according to a statement from the attorney general’s office. But spokeswoman Noelle Talley declined to say whether the charge will be voluntary manslaughter or some lesser offense.

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  • Michael Jay

    Again the message is; White can kill as long as the victim is Black and get a positive nod! Aother push for a race war!