Voluntary manslaughter trial starts for police officer who killed Jonathan Ferrell


By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — A white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man panicked and didn’t identify himself or give any commands before shooting 12 times at the agitated man seeking help in an unfamiliar neighborhood after a car crash, a prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.

The trial comes as U.S. continues a national debate over police tactics and black men dying during …read more

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