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Family relies on dashcam to bring criminal death charges
FLORIDA -- The family of a man run over and killed by a police officer is hoping a dashcam video will lead to criminal charges.
You're looking at footage of Marlon Brown running from police in Deland, Florida -- back on May 8th. Officers say they started chasing brown because he wasn't wearing a seat belt. A police car driven by Officer James Harris took this dashboard camera video.
The footage you see begins after Officer Harris drove past two other police cars that had stopped. He continued to Chase Brown -- who was then running on foot -- into a grass lot. The video then shows Officer Harris running over brown -- and killing him.
"He went around those officers, went in the backyard, through a vegetable garden at a high rate of speed, and you determine whether he revved up that engine or not with the intent of getting Marlon Brown. We don't understand how this is not vehicular manslaughter."
A grand jury last week decided not to indict Officer James Harris on a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter. That's why the family says they decided to release this video -- to push for charges. The officer was fired as a result of the incident.