• Protesters gather after grand jury's decision in officer-involved shooting case

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dozens of civil rights advocates rallied to support the family of a man who investigators said was gunned down by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer.
    On Monday, a new grand jury will review Officer Randall Kerrick's case after a panel decided not to indict him on voluntary manslaughter charges last Tuesday.
    The group called it a stand for justice in northeast Charlotte.
    In a packed house at the Next Level Ministries Church, protestors expressed outrage after a Mecklenburg County grand jury decided not to indict Kerrick in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell.
    Ferrell, who was unarmed, was shot 10 times by Kerrick in September.
    Kerrick's attorney said the officer was defending himself as Ferrell was charging towards him.
    But local civil rights leaders urged people to stand in support and demand justice.
    “Jonathan Ferrell, he lost his life. It could've been your son. Could've been your brother,” said John Barnett.
    The State Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday it will resubmit the voluntary manslaughter charges again on Monday but to a different grand jury. 
    Prosecutors are hoping a full panel of all 18 jurors will hear the evidence against Kerrick and hand up an indictment. 
    In fact, leaders are asking Charlotte residents to show up on the steps of the county courthouse Monday morning as a new grand jury hears the case.

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