CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Attorneys for CMPD Officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick will ask a Mecklenburg County judge on Monday to block a second grand jury from reviewing the case.
Kerrick faces a voluntary manslaughter charge in the September shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell. A grand jury on Tuesday refused to indict the officer.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office wants to re-submit the case to a full, 18 member grand jury. The first grand jury was a partial panel of 14 members. Under statute, only 12 jurors are required to convene a grand jury.
Cooper’s office tells WCCB their attorneys will be in court Monday, prepared to argue against the motion submitted by Kerrick’s team.