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WFAE's coverage of the case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell. The court case ended in a mistrial.

Dash-Cam Video Shown To Kerrick Trial Jury


Police dash-cam video was shown Wednesday in the Randall Kerrick shooting trial. It comes from the police cruiser of Officer Adam Neal – one of three officers who responded to a 911 call the night of September 14th, 2013.

Officer Neal’s car was on the left side of the road, and two other cruisers were on the right side as Ferrell walks toward them.


He appears to start to put his hands in his pockets as lights are shining on him. Then, what appears to be a Taser light shows up on his chest. That’s when Jonathan Ferrell runs between the police cars. One officer steps in front of him and then jumps to the right side as Ferrell continues running forward and out of the camera’s view.

That whole interaction–from pulling over to officer Kerrick firing his weapon 12 times, and hitting Ferrell 10 times–lasted 20 seconds.

A few seconds later, an officer yells,"Don't move! Don't move!...Don't move!"

In the video above, Ferrell comes into view at the 9:58 mark.