The Political Agitator’s response: I am struggling with this verdict and then my Attorney General seeing no need to try the case again. This is just sad!
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is planning on running for governor next year. That makes the Democrat one of the first attorneys general in the post-Ferguson era to run for higher office after tangling with an emotional trial involving an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer.
Cooper’s office recently oversaw the case against Randall “Wes” Kerrick, a Charlotte police officer who shot an unarmed black man, Jonathan Ferrell, 10 times in 2013 after Ferrell was in a late-night car accident and approached a nearby house. The case ended in a mistrial after the 12-member jury couldn’t return a unanimous verdict, and Cooper said last month that he didn’t plan to try Kerrick again given the lack of new evidence. (Source: Read more)