Grand Jury

Nine People Indicted In Kidnapping Of Wake Forest Man

Apr 23, 2014
Courtesy of the Wake Forest Police Department

All eight suspects involved in the kidnapping of a man from his home near Raleigh and taken to Atlanta are now in custody after being indicted by a grand jury on federal kidnapping charges.  

FBI agents say the victim was held hostage for five days in hopes that his daughter would help an inmate that she prosecuted.

Breaking Down A Grand Jury

Jan 29, 2014
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The case of Randall Kerrick has opened up a lot of questions about the grand jury process. Kerrick, of course, is the CMPD officer accused of shooting an unarmed black man ten times. A grand jury indicted him this week on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, but only after a different grand jury refused to indict him last week. Sara Sun Beale, a law professor of Duke University and the author of Grand Jury Law And Practice helps us understand exactly how a grand jury works.


Tasnim Shamma

Last week, a Mecklenburg County grand jury refused to indict a Charlotte police officer, Randall Kerrick who shot an unarmed black man 10 times. On Monday, a different grand jury indicted Kerrick on a charge of voluntary manslaughter for the September incident.

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.


Kerrick Indicted On Voluntary Manslaughter Charge

Jan 27, 2014
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A Mecklenburg County grand jury Monday afternoon issued an indictment of voluntary manslaughter against CMPD officer Randall Kerrick for shooting an unarmed black man 10 times.

Earlier in the day, Kerrick's attorneys tried to block prosecutors from resubmitting the case to a new grand jury after a separate grand jury refused to indict Kerrick on a voluntary manslaughter charge last week.  A judge denied the motion.


Tasnim Shamma

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.


NCDP.org

State Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office will resubmit a voluntary manslaughter charge against suspended CMPD officer Randall Kerrick on Monday. Meanwhile, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe Wednesday addressed the grand jury's decision not to indict Kerrick who shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell ten times in mid-September. Monroe made the decision to charge Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter less than 24 hours after the shooting.

A Mecklenburg County grand jury refused to indict a suspended Charlotte police officer, Randall Kerrick, on a voluntary manslaughter charge Tuesday. 

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.