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The Latest on Charlotte officer's manslaughter trial: Fellow officer questioned about shooting

  • Police officer Randall Kerrick listens to testimony during day four of his trial at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)

    Police officer Randall Kerrick listens to testimony during day four of his trial at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police Officer Adam Neal demonstrates how Jonathan Ferrell was "clawing" while testifying during day four of officer Randall Kerrick's trial at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)

    Police Officer Adam Neal demonstrates how Jonathan Ferrell was "clawing" while testifying during day four of officer Randall Kerrick's trial at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge Robert Ervin listens during day three of testimony at the trial of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell, who was killed early on the morning of Sept. 14, 2013, while seeking help after a car crash.  (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)

    Judge Robert Ervin listens during day three of testimony at the trial of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell, who was killed early on the morning of Sept. 14, 2013, while seeking help after a car crash. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):

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Officer Adam Neal returned to the witness stand for more cross-examination Thursday and was questioned about his written statement on the night that fellow officer Randall Kerrick fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell.

The defense focused on what Neal wrote and told Charlotte-Mecklenberg investigators about what he saw at the scene of the shooting two years ago.

Neal testified that he heard Kerrick tell Ferrell to get down, but that Ferrell was coming at the officer "hard and fast." He said he saw a Taser fired at Ferrell, but said that either the Taser missed or Ferrell fought through it. He recalled wondering if Ferrell was "on bath salts or mushrooms."

On redirect, Neal told prosecutors that he didn't draw his own weapon and never thought about pulling it. He said he would have opted to put Ferrell in a sleeper hold instead.