CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There will be no charges filed against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who fatally shot Danquirs Franklin at a Burger King in March.
The DA office's review reads: "Given the circumstances present, combined with speed with which the events unfolded, the State could not prove to a jury that Officer Kerl’s perception that the presence, motion, and position of the gun posed an imminent threat to her, Officer Deal, and T.G. was unreasonable beyond a reasonable doubt."
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With the case for the district attorney closed, the hope now is healing starts to happen for everyone involved. Officer Kerl is still on administrative leave as the investigation continues. CMPD Chief Putney didn't give a time frame on when a decision would be released.