Protesters take to Charlotte streets after mistrial in Randall Kerrick trial
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Protesters and police clashed Friday night in Charlotte after a mistrial was declared in the Randall Kerrick fatal police shooting case.
WBTV reported that there were reports of protesters throwing rocks at and taunting people and police inside the gates at BB&T Ball Park.
Protesters moved around the park and the fans inside were not allowed to leave, according to WBTV.
Police in the area could be seen in riot gear. There was one report of a person seen on top of a police car.
Protests have grown in Charlotte throughout the afternoon. The protests started with peaceful marching, but tensions have escalated, according to reports.
Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin on Friday afternoon declared a mistrial in the case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick.
Kerrick was charged in the shooting death of college football player Jonathan Ferrell after a September 2013 car wreck.