Cop Put 10 Bullets in Unarmed Man: Police
Officer Randall Kerrick charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2013 5:55 PM CDT
Jonathan Ferrell was a former football player at Florida A&M University.   (AP Photo/Florida A&M University)

(Newser) – Randall Kerrick, the cop accused of shooting an unarmed man in Charlotte on Saturday, didn't just fire at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell—he fired 12 times, hitting Ferrell with 10 of those shots, say authorities, per the Charlotte Observer. Kerrick has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and released on a $50,000 bond; he will appear in court tomorrow. Ferrell's mother says she forgives Kerrick, but that he "took a piece out of my heart that can never be put back. A piece of me is gone," reports the Observer.

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Sep 25, 2013 11:36 PM CDT
I don't get it. Cops murder unarmed people who aren't committing crimes all the time and nobody bats an eye; why is the cop actually being held accountable in this particular instance? He must be a good cop and all the goons in his department want to rake him over the coals, there's no other reason on earth a cop would actually be held responsible for murdering a civilian.
Sep 19, 2013 12:18 AM CDT
Kerrick is the clear winner of the 2013 "Attaboy of the Year."
Sep 17, 2013 7:44 AM CDT
If the roles were reversed, the bail would be $50 Million and the charge would be first degree murder. Cops should be treated like everyone else in the judicial system, this is definitely special treatment.