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.