Danquirs Franklin

On March 25, 2019, CMPD officers responded to 911 calls about an armed man at a Burger King on Beatties Ford Rd. After arriving, officers encountered Danquirs Franklin in the parking lot. CMPD says Franklin was armed and officers told him repeatedly to drop his gun.

According to CMPD, Officer Wende Kerl "perceived a lethal threat" and fired her weapon, hitting Franklin. Franklin was transported to the hospital where he later died.

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It’s been five days since the public got a glimpse into the last moments of Danquirs Franklin’s life – the repeated commands by CMPD Officer Wende Kerl to drop his gun, the motion of Franklin’s hand as he appeared to hold it with the barrel facing himself, and the fatal shots from Kerl’s gun.

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney has filed a petition to release all 11 minutes of video from the body camera of the officer that shot Danquirs Franklin, said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles.

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 Updated 7 p.m. 

On Monday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released body-camera video from an officer-involved shooting from March 25. The shooting occurred in a Burger King parking lot in west Charlotte.

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Charlotte’s city attorney says CMPD has withheld almost nine minutes of officer body camera footage in the fatal shooting of Danquirs Franklin, 27, at a Burger King on Beatties Ford Road on March 25. City attorney Patrick Baker told the Charlotte Observer Wednesday night that city officials will conduct a review to determine why the full video has not been released and whether more footage can be released to the public. 

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Activists say the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin in March must face charges, and are calling on police and others in power to initiate long overdue cultural changes.

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Tuesday night Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney met with members of the public not to talk at people, but to listen. 

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CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said Tuesday he hopes as early next Friday, April 26, to present the Mecklenburg County district attorney with results of an internal investigation into the March 25 police shooting of a man outside a west Charlotte fast-food restaurant.

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CMPD on Monday released body-cam video in the fatal shooting of Danquirs Franklin, 27, outside a Burger King on Beatties Ford on March 25.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles joined WFAE's Lisa Worf to offer her reactions to seeing the video.

Memorial for Danquiris Franklin, fatally shot in March by a CMPD officer
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Numerous rallies and gatherings were held across Charlotte after video was released Monday of the fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin last month. Many believe the video shows Franklin was appearing to drop his gun as ordered, just before he was shot. At Marshall Park about 100 people attended a rally to show their outrage over the shooting.

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Protesters gathered peacefully around Charlotte Monday night in response to the body-cam video CMPD released earlier in the day, capturing the fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin.

Monday, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department released body-camera video from an officer involved shooting from about three weeks ago. The shooting occurred in a Burger King parking lot in west Charlotte. Officer Wende Kerl , a white police officer, encountered 27-year-old Danquris Franklin, a black man. CMPD says Officer Kerl perceived a lethal threat when she fatally shot Franklin.

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Updated: 7:50 p.m.

Video of the fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin on March 25 shows that he did have a gun, but it appears it was not pointed at officers or a person next to him.

Earlier today ahead of the video's release, Mayor Vi Lyles was emotional as she addressed the media Monday morning, ahead of the release of body-cam footage capturing the March 25 fatal shooting of Danquirs Franklin by CMPD Officer Wende Kerl at a Burger King on Beatties Ford Road in west Charlotte

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Police body-cam video from last month’s fatal shooting of a man by a CMPD officer will be released Monday.

The body-cam footage was recorded on March 25 at a Burger King on Beatties Ford Road where Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Officer Wende Kerl shot and killed 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin. Police said Franklin refused repeated commands by officers to drop a gun. 

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A judge has ruled that the body-cam footage from last month’s fatal officer-involved shooting of  27-year-old Danquirs Franklin must be released Monday. 

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It’s been over a week since the police shooting of 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin, and there are still many unknowns around the moments leading up to his death. One thing is clear, last week’s shooting has brought back old questions and concerns about how police confront and interact with black men and boys in the community.

CMPD chief Kerr Putney answered a question from a resident during Thursday's community meeting at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
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CMPD chief Kerr Putney says police body camera video eventually will be released from Monday's shooting of a black man by a white police officer at a fast-food restaurant on Beatties Ford Road.

Chief Kerr Putney addressed residents at a community meeting Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, on Beatties Ford Road.
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There was some jeering and shouting Thursday night as Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney met with about 300 people at a church on Beatties Ford Road. The community meeting came three days after a police officer shot and killed a man at a fast-food restaurant nearby. 

A Burger King off Beatties Ford Road in north Charlotte remained closed Tuesday morning, a day after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot a 27-year-old man in the restaurant's parking lot. Monday evening, demonstrators taped poster board signs criticizing the police to the restaurant's windows, and wrote messages of protest and grief on the sidewalk.

Updated: 4:45 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified the man who was fatally shot by an officer outside of a Burger King off Beatties Ford Road Monday morning.