CMPD Cop’s Attorneys to Ask Judge to Block 2nd Grand Jury

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.