“This was an execution in a vegetable garden,” the Brown family attorney, Benjamin Crump, told reporters Wednesday. “The officer came at Marlon with such velocity that … he could not have stopped.
“And for what?” asked Crump. “An alleged seat belt violation. That’s why we were having this high speed chase?”
Crump is also the attorney for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down on February 26, 2012, by former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
See dashcam footage below (TRIGGER WARNING: Violence, police brutality):
“Personally, this event has weighed heavily on me since it occurred,” DeLand Police Chief William Ridgway said in a statement. “It is always a tragedy when a human life is lost.”
The police department is currently conducting an internal investigation.