UPDATE: Second grand jury indicts cop who shot unarmed man 10 times
A week after the first grand jury decided not to indict police officer Randall Kerrick in the September 2013 shooting death of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, a second grand jury indict the officer on charges of voluntary manslaughter.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer faces the second grand jury proceeding in a week for the fatal shooting of an ex-college football player who was reportedly seeking assistance after a car accident.
Attorneys for Officer Randall Kerrick have denounced the prosecution’s move to resubmit the case to another grand jury as unlawful and filed a motion to block it, but CNN affiliate News 14 Carolina reported the grand jury convened Monday morning.
Last week, a grand jury decided not to indict Kerrick on account that there wasn’t sufficient evidence of foul play. Kerrick shot Jonathan Ferrell, 24, in the early hours of Sept. 14.
The case has created a polarizing dialogue about police brutality, race and injustice in the country.
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