FL - Cop runs over fleeing man. Fired - but family wants him charged

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  1. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Victim's family releases graphic video of his death

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    Last week, a grand jury decided not to indict
    officer James Harris on a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter.

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    Justice, the family says, would be criminal charges against Harris for killing Marlon Brown.

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    The dashcam video shows Harris' police car following two other police cars as they drive down a residential street into a grass lot.
    The two other vehicles stop but the one with the camera continues to chase after Brown.

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    The city of DeLand has already paid the family $550,000 in a settlement but the city did not admit any wrongdoing,
    according to Krystal Brown.

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    Krystal Brown said the family was "disappointed" and "felt let down by the criminal justice department" even before seeing the video, adding that they believe a vehicular manslaughter charge was appropriate.

    "Just knowing what the charge entails, it doesn't have to show intent -- it only has to show reckless driving," she said.


    The video alone prompted DeLand Police Chief William Ridgway to fire Harris.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/justice/florida-police-run-over-man/?iref=obnetwork
     
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  3. Confusion

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    If I ever go to Florida, I'll have to make sure I always buckle my seat belt. That's nuts.
     

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