CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The city of Charlotte and a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer charged with killing an unarmed man want a civil lawsuit put on hold until the criminal case is over.
Jonathan Ferrell's family filed the civil suit accusing Officer Randall Kerrick, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe, the city and the county of gross negligence in Ferrell's death. Ferrell did not have a weapon when Kerrick shot him in October.
Kerrick said the shooting was self-defense.
A second grand jury indicted Kerrick on voluntary manslaughter charges last month.
A trial date has not been set.
Charlotte, CMPD officer want civil lawsuit put on hold
FAA investigating if debris found in NE Charlotte is from London-bound flight
Crews to start blasting for I-77 toll lane tunnel; new traffic pattern begins
Bodies of missing mother and daughter found in North Carolina well
North Carolina man reels in massive 112-pound catfish