Suspended without pay, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall (Wes) Kerrick is on trial for killing unarmed Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter and if convicted, faces up to 11 years in prison.
Yesterday, the prosecution rested with a powerful witness. Captain Mike Campagna of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department testified. Captain Campagna formerly handled training for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Captain Campagna began his testimony by showing the jury how a taser works and when officers should and should not use it. Read the rest of this entry
Thanks to everyone who followed tweets and reported. A special thanks to Yahtzeebutterfly for her hard work.
The prosecution has rested.
I saw lots of tweets yesterday about Renisha’s alcohol level, but none about the defense getting spanked when inferring that the footprint on the air conditioner was from someone trying to break-into the house. As the witness said, “Then that’s the person he should have shot.”
Maybe I missed those tweets.
WXZY-TV caught excellent excerpts from yesterday’s hearing, including the witness that said he didn’t investigate a break-in because there was no evidence of a break-in.