Police Abuse

Second Grand Jury Convenes over Fatal Police Shooting of Ex-Football Player

Jury last week declined to indict in voluntary manslaughter case in North Carolina


A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer faces the second grand jury proceeding in a week for the fatal shooting of an ex-college football player who was reportedly seeking assistance after a car accident.

Attorneys for Officer Randall Kerrick have denounced the prosecution's move to resubmit the case to another grand jury as unlawful and filed a motion to block it, but CNN affiliate News 14 Carolina reported the grand jury convened Monday morning.

A grand jury last week declined to indict Kerrick, who faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the September death of Jonathan Ferrell, but prosecutors said afterward the grand jury was composed of less than a full panel and vowed to send the case back.