Last week, the trial of Officer Randall Kerrick involving the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell ended.
A mistrial was declared and NC Attorney General Roy Cooper announced there would be no re-trial.
That decision set off Moral Monday’s Reverend Barber.
— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) September 2, 2015
From the article embedded in SisterToldjah’s tweet:
“The loss of human life and the heartbreak of a family require a more just and wise response from our elected leaders,” Barber said in a statement released late Monday. “To say that a hung jury has spoken is simply wrong and Attorney General ought to know and do better.”
In announcing it’s decision not to retry Kerrick, who shot Ferrell 10 times during a late-night encounter, Coopers office said state prosecutors did not believe they could win a conviction.
Barber called that reasoning “callous,” “arrogant,” and “deeply disappointing.”
Barber is joined by Ferrell’s mother, stating ‘Cooper does not care about my son’.
Roy Cooper is running for Governor of North Carolina.
Cooper’s campaign site touts the slogan, “Moving North Carolina Forward. Keeping North Carolina Safe”.