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Cop Accused of Killing Unarmed Black Man Resigns

Case against Randall Kerrick ended with deadlocked jury

(Newser) - The white Charlotte police officer whose trial in the shooting death of an unarmed black man ended with a deadlocked jury has resigned from the force and reached a settlement with the city, officials said Thursday. Randall Kerrick resigned from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department effective Oct. 2, the officials said... More »

White Cop Kills an Unarmed Black Man. Then, a Twist

'What happened ... was surprising and consequential,' writes Leon Neyfakh

(Newser) - On Sept. 14, 2013, Jonathan Ferrell dropped a co-worker off at home on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a bar outing. It was 2am, and though the 24-year-old's blood alcohol content was later found to be below the legal limit at 0.06, he drove off the... More »

Cop Indicted in Shooting of Unarmed Crash Victim

Grand jury takes 2 attempts to indict NC officer

(Newser) - A North Carolina police officer who shot an unarmed car crash victim 10 times was indicted yesterday for involuntary manslaughter on a grand jury's second try. Randall Merrick, who faces between three and 11 years in prison if found guilty, is the first Charlotte police officer to be indicted... More »

Family Sues After Unarmed Crash Victim Killed by Cops

Jonathon Ferrell's family wants to see police dash-cam video

(Newser) - The family of Jonathon Ferrell, the unarmed man shot dead by a police officer after crashing his car in North Carolina in September, filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week. They say autopsy results show most of the 10 police bullets were shot downward, suggesting Ferrell, 24, was on the... More »

Cop Put 10 Bullets in Unarmed Man: Police

Officer Randall Kerrick charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting

(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... More »

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