Marlon Brown dashcam

Marlon Brown, 38, of Deland, Florida was killed on May 8 when police officers ran him over in a patrol car and. Now his family has released the graphic video, hoping to receive justice, reports Huffington Post.

The family has been calling for an independent investigation after a grand jury determined last week that there wasn’t enough evidence to criminally prosecute James Harris, the officer driving the patrol car.

“On May 31, the chief of police reviewed the video of the incident. Upon reviewing, he determined the actions in the video did not meet our internal standards,” said DeLand Police Sgt. Chris Estes, who said Harris was fired the same day.

Through dash-cam footage, Harris can be heard saying, “I think he’s underneath the f*cking car.”

Brown was allegedly pulled over for not wearing a seat-belt and allegedly attempted to elude the officers when the incident occurred.

“My children, Marlon’s family — we’re very disappointed,” the victim’s ex-wife, Krystal Brown. ”We feel very betrayed by the criminal justice system.”

“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.

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2 thoughts on “Marlon Brown: Family Of Slain Fla. Man Release Video Of Him Being Run Over By Police [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

  1. missjanequeen on said:

    James Harris needs to go to prison for first-degree murder just like any other ordinary citizen who would intentionally run over and kill someone with a vehicle. What he did was cowardly and unjustified. If Officer Harris was afraid to confront Mr. Brown he had no business being a police officer. It is not too late for the Dept. of Justice to get involved. The police chief needs to be fired for lying (video doesn’t show enough evidence??) and attempting to white-wash what his officer did. In order for James Harris to have had the nerve to run over and kill someone while he knows it is being taped shows that he thought there would be no consequences for killing a black man. The laws need to be changed nationwide to provide for harsher sentences and to prevent legalized murder by racist and rogue police officers and their do-nothing commanders. This unfairness will continue until African-Americans come together and DEMAND CHANGE, not ask for it, but demand it from lawmakers!! When anyone has the audacity to try to effect change against the police for their brutality, the police and their unions will try to destroy you and say that you are trying to prevent them from doing their job. Police unions are a major reason why police officers have gotten away with unjustified murders by thugs in a uniform and a legal gun for so long.Until we elect some fair, courageous and honest judges and politicians who feel as outraged as everyone else by this legally-sanctioned murder will anything change.

  2. James Harris needs to go to prison for first-degree murder just like any other ordinary citizen who would intentionally run over and kill someone with a vehicle. What he did was cowardly and unjustified. If Officer Harris was afraid to confront Mr. Brown he had no business being a police officer. It is not too late for the Dept. of Justice to get involved. The police chief needs to be fired for lying (video doesn’t show enough evidence??) and attempting to cover up what his officer did. In order for James Harris to have had the nerve to run over and kill someone while he knows it is being taped shows that he thought there would be no consequenses for killing a black man. The laws need to changed nationwide to provide for harsher sentences and to prevent legalized murder by racist and rogue police officers and their do-nothing commanders. This unfairness will continue until African-Americans come together and DEMAND CHANGE, not ask for it, but demand it!! When anyone has the audacity to try to effect change against the police for their brutality, the police and their unions will try to destroy you and say that you are trying to prevent them from doing their job. Police unions are a major reason why police officers have gotten away with unjustified murders for so long.When we elect some fair. courageous and honest judges and politicians who feel as outraged as everyone else by this legally-sanctioned murder will anything change.

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