It’s been 10 years since former Florida A&M University (FAMU) football player Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed by police in a Charlotte neighborhood. And his mother is still calling for his justice.
I got a chance to have a frank, but fun conversation with Georgia Ferrell. Like many of us, she remembers the night well. It was September 14, 2014, when Ferrell crashed his vehicle in the Bradfield Farms neighborhood. He escaped the wreckage to go to a neighbor’s home. The woman who saw him outside her door called police. Police arrived. Ferrell went towards them. The police reportedly felt threatened. The answer to that ‘threat’ was 12 shots fired. Ferrell died on the scene.
A gathering was held on the anniversary date of Ferrell’s death. It was held in the same neighborhood — Bradfield Farms — where he died.
Ferrell’s mother gets candid about what ‘justice’ looks like for her son.