Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Groups call for video evidence to be made public in case of unarmed man shot 10 times by police officer

Jonathan Ferrell
photo: Florida A&M University
Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

Multiple groups in North Carolina have called for the release of video evidence from the scene where an unarmed 24-year-old former college football player was shot 10 times.

Early Saturday morning Randall Kerrick, a Charlotte police officer, was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.

Kerrick reportedly fired on Ferrell 10 times, striking him 10 times, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department statement issued Monday.

Leaders of local civil rights organizations called for increased police oversight by citizens along with the release of critical footage, according to NBC News.