Brickbat: We're Here to Help
Officials in North Carolina, have charged Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick with manslaughter for shooting and killing an unarmed man who may have been seeking help. Officers responded to a report of an attempted breaking and entering and found Jonathan Ferrell nearby. Ferrell matched the description of the suspect, but when officers approached him, Ferrell allegedly ran at them. Another officer Tasered Ferrell, but that didn't stop him. Kerrick fired his weapon and struck Ferrell several times. Officers later found a wrecked car down a nearby embankment. They believe Ferrell had been driving the car.