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Charlotte Reaches Settlement with Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting

October 08, 2015  | 

Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD officer Randall Kerrick was tried for voluntary manslaughter for shooting and killing Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013. The jury could not reach a verdict. (Photo: CMPD)
Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD officer Randall Kerrick was tried for voluntary manslaughter for shooting and killing Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013. The jury could not reach a verdict. (Photo: CMPD)

The City of Charlotte has reached a financial settlement with Randall “Wes” Kerrick, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer accused of fatally shooting Jonathan Ferrell in 2013.

Kerrick has resigned from CMPD effective Oct. 2.

Kerrick was tried earlier this year on a voluntary manslaughter charge, but a jury was unable to reach a verdict. Prosecutors then decided to drop the charge rather than try the case again.

Kerrick will receive nearly $113,000 in backpay, which is subject to taxes. Another $16,000 goes to federal social security and Kerrick’s retirement, according to a statement from the city. And $50,630.80 goes to attorney Robert McDonnell, who represented Kerrick in the civil suit brought by Ferrell’s family.

The city’s total payout is $179,989.59, the Charlotte Observer reports.


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