Charlotte Activists Pay Tribute To Charlotte Man Shot To Death By CMPD Officer In 2013
CHARLOTTE — It’s been 7 years since a CMPD officer shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell. The case sparked outrage.
Jonathan Ferrell, just 24 years old, lost his life back in 2013 when CMPD officers were called to a north Charlotte neighborhood. Ferrell, who had just had a car accident, ran toward police. Former CMPD officer Randall Kerrick fired his weapon 12 times, 10 of those bullets struck Ferrell and he died.
Kerrick later stood trial for voluntary manslaughter, but the case ended in a mistrial. And, now, 7 years later, local activists say policing across Charlotte has gotten worse.
“We saw a stagnation in change, just a lot of community forums, lot of conversations. We need to get beyond conversations. Most of us are talked out,” says Charlotte activist, Jibril Hough,
The group says it is still seeking justice for Ferrell, George Floyd, and every other person of color who have lost their lives at the hands of police. Organizers urged people who attended the event to vote.