|Former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell was killed on Sept. 14. (Huffington Post photo)|
The Charlotte police officer that killed a former FAMU football player will not be charged with voluntary manslaughter. A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury decided on Tuesday that CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick will have to stand trial on a lesser charge for killing Jonathan Ferrell.
UPDATE: Attorney general says PARTIAL grand jury decides not to indict Ofc. Randall Kerrick. Wants to resubmit to full grand jury.
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) January 21, 2014
Ferrell was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Kerrick on Reedy Creek Rd. in Charlotte on Sept. 14. Kerrick fired a dozen shots at Ferrell. Ferrell’s family filed civil suits against Kerrick, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe and the CMPD itself last week.
Update: NC Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided to resubmit the voluntary manslaughter charge to the grand jury.