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City of Charlotte statement on CMPD officer-involved shooting

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 16, 2013

The City of Charlotte acknowledges that the officer-involved shooting that occurred on September 14 is a very unfortunate incident and that it has devastated a family as well as caused a great deal of sadness and anxiety within our organization.
 
While there is a criminal case pending, the City of Charlotte wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Jonathan Ferrell and also respects Officer Randall Kerrick’s right to a fair investigation. 
 
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has high standards as was affirmed in the manner in which they have proceeded with this investigation. CMPD remains committed to serving the community and ensuring all incidents are thoroughly investigated.