Judge Won't Release Video of White Charlotte Cop Killing Black Man: Shot 10 Times while Seeking Help
From [HERE] After the shooting death of a former college football star who was killed by a Charlotte-Mecklengburg, North Carolina police officer in September, Civil rights activists are calling for the dashcam video to be released.
Jonathan Ferrell, a 24-year-old Black man, was seeking assistance after what was described as a “serious” car wreck. He knocked on a nearby resident’s door, who then promptly slammed it shut. The homeowner called the police, and when they arrived on the scene, one officer saw Ferrell running toward them, so he shot him ten times with his firearm.
"The shooting of Mr. Ferrell was excessive,” the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement. “Our investigation has shown that Officer Kerrick did not have a lawful right to discharge his weapon during this encounter.”