Jonathan Ferrell http://wfae.org en Judge Orders Hold On Civil Lawsuit Against CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick http://wfae.org/post/judge-orders-hold-civil-lawsuit-against-cmpd-officer-randall-kerrick <p>A civil lawsuit against CMPD officer Randall Kerrick is on hold for sixty days while his criminal trial proceeds.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;made that decision Tuesday in response to a request by the city of Charlotte. The <a href="http://wfae.org/post/jonathon-ferrells-family-files-suit-shooting-death" target="_blank">civil suit</a> was filed by the family of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell who was <a href="http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-officer-fired-12-times-killing-unarmed-man" target="_blank">fatally shot ten times</a> by </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in September. Ferrell was unarmed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:06:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50866 at http://wfae.org Judge Orders Hold On Civil Lawsuit Against CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers http://wfae.org/post/council-approves-purchase-body-cameras-cmpd-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Charlotte police officers will be adding another piece of equipment to their uniforms: body cameras.</p><p></p><p>Charlotte city council members voted to allow CMPD to purchase new body cameras for some of its officers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:17 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49060 at http://wfae.org Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers Grand Jury Indictment Clears Way For Trial Against CMPD Officer Kerrick http://wfae.org/post/grand-jury-indictment-clears-way-trial-against-cmpd-officer-kerrick <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, a Mecklenburg County grand jury refused to indict a Charlotte police officer, Randall </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who shot an unarmed black man 10 times. On Monday,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a different grand jury indicted </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on a charge of voluntary manslaughter for the September incident.</span></p><p>The indictment came after a judge earlier in the day denied the request of Kerrick's attorneys who tried to block prosecutors from resubmitting the case to the new grand jury.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:56:47 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43847 at http://wfae.org Grand Jury Indictment Clears Way For Trial Against CMPD Officer Kerrick Kerrick’s Attorneys Try To Block Grand Jury Hearing http://wfae.org/post/kerrick-s-attorneys-try-block-grand-jury-hearing-0 <p>The attorneys for accused Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick have asked a judge to block prosecutors from taking Kerrick’s voluntary manslaughter case before a second grand jury on Monday.</p><p>Earlier this week, a panel of grand jurors declined to indict Kerrick in connection with the Sept. 14 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, who was hit by 10 bullets from the officer’s gun. Ferrell was unarmed.</p><p>In rejecting the voluntary manslaughter charge, the jurors asked prosecutors to bring back a lesser charge for them to consider.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:59:39 +0000 Michael Gordon/Charlotte Observer 43685 at http://wfae.org Kerrick’s Attorneys Try To Block Grand Jury Hearing 150 Protest Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict In Shooting of Jonathan Ferrell http://wfae.org/post/150-protest-grand-jurys-decision-not-indict-shooting-jonathan-ferrell <p><br />More than 150 people rallied at a church in northeast Charlotte Thursday night to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a Charlotte police officer for the death of an unarmed man he shot 10 times.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:58:08 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43607 at http://wfae.org 150 Protest Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict In Shooting of Jonathan Ferrell WFAE Talks, Episode 2: A Decision Not To Indict, School Redistricting, Drones http://wfae.org/post/wfae-talks-episode-2-decision-not-indict-school-redistricting-drones <p>In this second episode of our new podcast, <em>WFAE Talks</em>, News Director Greg Collard and reporters Lisa Miller and Ben Bradford discuss a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man 10 times, the controversy over school redistricting in Union County and the future of commercial drones flying over our communities.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:25:54 +0000 Greg Collard, Lisa Miller & Ben Bradford 43575 at http://wfae.org WFAE Talks, Episode 2: A Decision Not To Indict, School Redistricting, Drones Prosecutors Will Resubmit Voluntary Manslaughter Charge Against CMPD Officer http://wfae.org/post/prosecutors-will-resubmit-voluntary-manslaughter-charge-against-cmpd-officer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office will resubmit a voluntary manslaughter charge against suspended </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officer Randall </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Monday. Meanwhile, </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chief Rodney Monroe Wednesday addressed the grand jury's decision not to indict </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell ten times in mid-September. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:15:59 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43505 at http://wfae.org Prosecutors Will Resubmit Voluntary Manslaughter Charge Against CMPD Officer Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer On Voluntary Manslaughter Charge http://wfae.org/post/grand-jury-declines-indict-officer-voluntary-manslaughter-charge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Mecklenburg County grand jury refused to indict a suspended Charlotte police officer, Randall </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, on a voluntary manslaughter charge Tuesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Instead, jurors requested a prosecutors submit a smaller charge in the death of an unarmed 24-year-old Charlotte man whom officer Kerrick shot 10 times.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:00:28 +0000 Tasnim Shamma & Greg Collard 43439 at http://wfae.org Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer On Voluntary Manslaughter Charge Jonathon Ferrell's Family Files Suit In Shooting Death http://wfae.org/post/jonathon-ferrells-family-files-suit-shooting-death <p>The family of an unarmed man fatally shot in September by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe, and local government.</p><p>It claims that each of those named contributed to the “grossly negligent” and “reckless” acts that led to the Sept. 14 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&amp;M football player and recent Charlotte transplant.</p><p>At a news conference late Tuesday morning, Jonathan Ferrell’s mother Georgia Ferrell said she felt she “shouldn’t be here.”</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:09:40 +0000 Michael Gordon 42993 at http://wfae.org Jonathon Ferrell's Family Files Suit In Shooting Death Toxicology, Autopsy Report For Shooting Victim Ferrell Released http://wfae.org/post/toxicology-autopsy-report-shooting-victim-ferrell-released <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's medical examiner's office released a </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201311/ToxicologyReport_Ferrell.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">toxicology</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201311/AutopsyReportFerrell.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">autopsy report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for Jonathan Ferrell on Friday afternoon.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The report shows that the 24-year-old had nicotine, a small amount of alcohol and caffeine in his system on the night of his death in mid-September. The report shows that Ferrell's blood alcohol level was .06 percent. State law puts the legal blood alcohol level limit at .08 percent while driving.</span></p><p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 06:32:50 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38449 at http://wfae.org Toxicology, Autopsy Report For Shooting Victim Ferrell Released