CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick reiterated several times throughout an interview with investigators that he feared the unarmed black man he fatally shot would take his weapon when he confronted him almost two years ago.
The video of Kerrick's interview was played in court on Monday to start the second week of testimony in his trial on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell. Detective Edwin Morales, who was also on the witness stand last Friday, sat beneath the monitor showing the recorded interview.
Kerrick was asked during the interview whether he had considered putting his gun back in his holster and possibly using his Taser on Ferrell, but he told investigators he didn't have time.