FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Judge Blocks Release of Dashcam Video from Charlotte Police Shooting

November 04, 2013  | 

Officer Randall Kerrick (Photo: Mecklenburg County SD)
Officer Randall Kerrick (Photo: Mecklenburg County SD)

A Mecklenburg County judge on Thursday effectively blocked release of the video from a controversial police shooting by giving control of the footage to the state prosecutor handling the case, the Charlotte Observer reports.

The dashcam video from one of the police cars at the shooting scene remains a vital piece of evidence in the case against Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection with the Sept. 14 shooting death of Jonathon Ferrell, who was unarmed.

Superior Court Judge Richard Boner said Ferrell’s death has already drawn an excessive amount of media attention. “This case should be decided in a courtroom and not in the pages of the Charlotte Observer,” he said.

He then signed a court order declaring that no “investigative material shall be released to the public except through the N.C. Attorney General’s office, as they deem appropriate.”

 

Related Story:

N.C. Officer Charged with Manslaughter

Attorney: N.C. Officer's Shooting Was Justified


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Rick @ 1/25/2014 6:30 PM

Sounds like a witch hunt to me. Anyone remember Fullerton PD?

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: American Antifa Activist Faces 10 Years Over Attack on French Officers
The protesters are accused of smashing up and then setting fire to a police car while two...
GA Tech Student Raising Funds for Campus Police After Monday Riot
A Georgia Tech student has launched an online fundraising effort to aid campus police...
2 Officers Injured in Rioting at Georgia Tech, 3 Suspects Charged
Two officers were injured and three people face charges after rioting broke out at Georgia...
Court Rules Against Seattle Officers in Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday unanimously voted to uphold the Seattle Police...
Protests Expected to Resume Tonight in St. Louis, Following Quiet Monday
Demonstrators outside the jail late Monday criticized authorities for keeping some of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine