Another Unfortunate Police Shooting, former FAMU player killed
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Another Unfortunate Police Shooting, former FAMU player killed
Posted by RLDSC FAN on 9/15 at 8:49 pm
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The deadly encounter was set in motion when a former college football player survived a wreck and went searching for help in the middle of the night. A frightened woman heard him pounding and opened her front door, then called police. Officers found the unarmed man, and one shot him when a Taser failed to stop him from approaching.

Within hours, investigators determined that the shooting had been excessive and charged the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer with voluntary manslaughter in the death of former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan A. Ferrell.

Ferrell, 24, played for Florida A&M in 2009 and 2010, school officials said Sunday. He had recently moved to North Carolina.

Early Saturday, he had apparently been in a wreck and was seeking help at a nearby house, according to a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. A woman answered the door and, when she didn't recognize the man, called 911.

Officers responding to the breaking and entering call found Ferrell a short distance from the home, police said. As they approached him, Ferrell ran toward the officers, who tried to stop him with a Taser. Police said he continued to run toward them when officer Randall Kerrick fired his gun, hitting Ferrell several times. Ferrell died at the scene.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/15/jonathan-ferrell-killed_n_3931282.html




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Posted by warrencromartie on 9/15 at 8:52 pm to RLDSC FAN
cops


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Posted by poncho villa on 9/15 at 8:53 pm to RLDSC FAN
tPOS


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Posted by LSU Tigershark on 9/15 at 8:53 pm to RLDSC FAN
Well that's unfortunate


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Posted by cubsfan5150 on 9/15 at 8:54 pm to RLDSC FAN
That whole deal is weird. I'm sure the cops didn't just arbitrarily shoot him. They had to have told him to stop first and he obviously didn't.

I'd like to see the autopsy report to see if he was on something.



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Posted by Festus on 9/15 at 8:55 pm to RLDSC FAN
He shoulda quit running towards them....


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Posted by RLDSC FAN on 9/15 at 8:57 pm to cubsfan5150
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That whole deal is weird. I'm sure the cops didn't just arbitrarily shoot him. They had to have told him to stop first and he obviously didn't.



no doubt, but he had just been in a car crash. Maybe he was still dazed and/or in shock and wasn't all there mentally?



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Posted by PKTiger on 9/15 at 8:59 pm to Festus
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He shoulda quit running towards them....

Add "Looking for help too fervently" to the reasons cops are justified in what they do.



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Posted by LSUCanFAN on 9/15 at 9:02 pm to PKTiger
Is this the one where the police rep calls the officer's use of force 'excessive'?


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Posted by PKTiger on 9/15 at 9:06 pm to LSUCanFAN
I was just responding to the post above. The police department made the right call IMO.


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Posted by iliveinabox on 9/15 at 9:08 pm to RLDSC FAN
what the frick America


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Posted by Tiger F@g on 9/15 at 9:11 pm to RLDSC FAN
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no doubt, but he had just been in a car crash. Maybe he was still dazed and/or in shock and wasn't all there mentally?


This.

How did it become a breaking and entering call if he knocked at the woman's door. Maybe that part of the story was incorrectly worded.


This post was edited on 9/15 at 9:12 pm

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Posted by Sammy1313 on 9/15 at 9:14 pm to RLDSC FAN
To protect and serve.

Bullsheet!



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Posted by IgotKINGfisherSpeed on 9/15 at 9:26 pm to RLDSC FAN
Trigger happy top cops. Rest in Peace to the deceased.

frick frick frick the Police



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Posted by phil good on 9/15 at 9:28 pm to RLDSC FAN
Not guilty.


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Posted by Old Money on 9/15 at 9:33 pm to RLDSC FAN
Jeez. I feel awful for the guy. RIP


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Posted by RogerTheShrubber on 9/15 at 9:34 pm to RLDSC FAN
So running (unarmed) toward a cop will now get you killed? frick that.


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Posted by heypaul on 9/15 at 9:38 pm to RogerTheShrubber
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So running (unarmed) toward a cop will now get you killed? frick that.


after being tased and ordered to stop

...yes, yes it will



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Posted by uway on 9/15 at 9:47 pm to RLDSC FAN
Cue all the people criticizing cops for not just standing there as a 220 pound guys barrels down on them and ignores warnings and tasers.


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Posted by RogerTheShrubber on 9/15 at 10:01 pm to heypaul
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after being tased and ordered to stop

...yes, yes it will



I guess that's why the officer is being charged with a felony.



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