Attorney for man shot, killed by a CMPD officer responds to radio transmissions



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The attorney representing the family of a Charlotte man shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is commenting on radio transmissions from the night Jonathan Ferrell died.

Police released the calls to Channel 9 on Friday night.

Police said officer Randall Kerrick fired his gun 12 times, hitting Ferrell with 10 bullets and killing him.

In the transmissions, it is clear that there was physical contact between Ferrell and Kerrick after the first shots were fired.

On Saturday the Ferrell's attorney, Chris Chestnut, said he believes CMPD's release of the transmission was deliberate and paints a negative imagine of Ferrell.

"This evidence is designed to benefit Officer Kerrick. Why not just release the whole file? You can't parcel it out. If you're going to open up the file, open up the whole file, release the dash cam," said Chestnut.

Chestnut has been asking CMPD to release dash cam video from the night of the shooting, but the department said the video is not a public record.

Eyewitness News reached out to CMPD and Kerrick's attorney about Chestnut's comments, but has not heard back.