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Jurors on Monday saw additional video from the interview investigators conducted with former CMPD officer Randall Kerrick after he fatally shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell two years ago. They also heard extensive testimony about Kerrick’s police training and the appropriate use of deadly force. 


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Police dash-cam video was shown Wednesday in the Randall Kerrick shooting trial. It comes from the police cruiser of Officer Adam Neal – one of three officers who responded to a 911 call the night of September 14th, 2013.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Update: 12:45 p.m.

The judge in the trial of Randall Kerrick today allowed state prosecutors to show jurors a graphic photo of Jonathan Ferrell after he had been shot 10 times.

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Much of Tuesday's testimony in the Randall Kerrick trial focused on the accident that 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell was involved in the night he was fatally shot, and the wounds that Kerrick's attorneys say he sustained during a struggle for his gun.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Update 5:30 p.m.

Jurors in the Randall Kerrick trial were excused twice Tuesday while prosecution and defense attorneys argued how many graphic photos the jury needs to see.

Defense attorney Michael Greene said prosecutors were being excessive by wanting to introduce several photos that showed shooting victim Jonathan Ferrell lying dead in handcuffs.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Attorneys in the Randall Kerrick trial gave significantly different accounts in their opening statements Monday of the events that led up to the former CMPD officer shooting and killing 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell two years ago.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Scott Broyles is a former federal prosecutor, serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. These days, he's a law professor at the Charlotte School of Law with an emphasis on criminal and constitutional law. We asked his opinion and observations of Monday's opening arguments in the Randall Kerrick police shooting trial. He spoke to WFAE's All Thing Considered host, Mark Rumsey.

Update 5:30 p.m.

The first day of opening arguments and testimony is over in the Randall Kerrick trial. The defense and prosecution spent a great deal of the day cross-examining key witnesses.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Jury selection got underway Monday for Randall "Wes" Kerrick, the former CMPD police officer accused of shooting and killing an unarmed black man nearly two years ago. Kerrick, who is white, shot and killed 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell when he and two other officers responded to a 911 call. Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin ruled that video cameras, audio recordings, and photography will be allowed during this week's pre-trial motions. Judge Ervin has not determined if they will be allowed during the trial. No video, audio or pictures of jurors will be permitted.

WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn was in the courtroom . She spoke to WFAE All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey about the day's events.


Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Correction Appended

It’s the first day of the trial of former CMPD officer Randall Kerrick. He’s charged with voluntary manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn tells WFAE's Duncan McFadyen about the judge's decisions Monday morning about what kind of access the media will have to Kerrick’s trial. 


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