Police Abuse

Grand Jury Requests Lesser Charge For Cop Accused of Shooting

Don't want Randall Kerrick to face a voluntary manslaughter charge

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In a rare and unexpected move, a grand jury declined to indict Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick for voluntary manslaughter Tuesday, instead asking prosecutors to submit a lesser charge.

The defense claimed victory. The attorney general said his office planned to bring the charges against Kerrick before the grand jury again because some members of Tuesday's panel were missing.

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