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

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by MsFacetious, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Victim's family releases graphic video of his death


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


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


    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.


    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.


    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.

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  3. Confusion

    Confusion Creative Spelling Expert

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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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