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Doug Miller

NC attorney general won't retry officer in shooting death of unarmed black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Prosecutors with the North Carolina attorney general's office announced Friday they won't retry Randall "Wes" Kerrick in the 2103 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell because they don't think a second trial would yield a different result. At a news conference in Raleigh, Attorney General Roy Cooper acknowledged the frustration of Ferrell's family and supporters as well as that of prosecutors at the failure to convict Kerrick. But he vowed to push for "more consistent training" for law enforcement officers on the use of deadly force. "Officers must be held accountable when they do not follow their training," Cooper said....