Here's some (NSFW) video of a DeLand cop running over a guy with his police cruiser

 

On May 8, Marlon Brown, 38, was pulled over in DeLand for a seatbelt violation. Brown, who’d had more than a few run-ins with the law over the years, got out of the car and ran (generally a bad idea!). The police pursued. Brown eventually ran into a vegetable garden, tripped and then was killed when Officer James Harris plowed over him in his police cruiser. The autopsy concluded that Brown died not from being struck by the car, but from suffocation due to being pinned down under it. (Shipping Bao, the associate medical examiner fired by Volusia County earlier this month after his conflicting testimony in the Trayvon Martin case, performed this autopsy as well.)

Brown’s family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, best known for representing Martin’s family, released this video last week as part of a call for an outside investigation. While the DeLand Police Department terminated Harris' employment for violating department procedures, last week a grand jury determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute him.

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