Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting story

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Posted: Aug 21, 2015 3:42 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge's name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Jury to deliberate again Thursday in police officer's trial

Jury adjourns after asking for dashcam video, police policies during talks in officer's trial

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black man adjourned Wednesday after their first full day of deliberations with no verdict but a list of material they wanted to review.

Judge Robert C. Ervin said the jury wanted eight items, including dashcam video showing the moments before Officer Randall Kerrick shot Jonathan Ferrell. The jury also asked to see the video interviews of the three officers who responded to the breaking and entering call that led to the shooting.

Jurors returned to the courtroom and watched the dashcam video twice at regular speed and twice in slow motion. Ervin said viewing the interviews of the officers presented problems because the jury room wasn't equipped with a computer to allow the jurors to see it. Also, technical glitches plagued the defense as it tried to play one of the videos during testimony last week.

Transcripts of the interviews were available, although jurors said they preferred to see the video.

The racially diverse jury of eight women and four men is scheduled to resume deliberations at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Kerrick, who is suspended without pay, is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September 2013 shooting.

Prosecutors say nonlethal force should have been used to subdue Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player. Two officers with Kerrick didn't fire their guns.

But Kerrick's attorneys say the officer feared for his life when he shot and killed Ferrell while responding to a breaking-and-entering call. Ferrell had crashed his car and had gone to the house apparently for help, police have said.

The trial is in its third week.