Florida Cop Runs Over Man for Alleged Seat Belt Violation [DISTURBING VIDEO]

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Marlon Brown was 38
The family of a Florida man killed several months ago released a video late last week that shows the last horrifying moments of 38-year-old Marlon Brown, who the family's attorney says had fled cops over an alleged seat belt violation.

The chase scene through a vegetable garden shown in the video is brief and appears to countervail a report released by the local coroner's report near DeLand that says a collision with a car is not what killed Brown.

WKMG reports that the autopsy showed Brown didn't sustain a single fracture to his skull, ribs, pelvic, arms, or legs -- and was, miraculously, without contusions on his upper or lower extremities

The television station also reports that the medical examiner concluded there was little evidence showing a charging vehicle had, in fact, struck Brown. And as such, a Florida grand jury didn't level charges against the officer driving the squad car, James Harris.

Decide for yourself:

Following the grand jury's decision, the DeLand Police Chief William Ridgway expressed sorrow over Brown's death. "Personally, this event has weighed heavily on me since it occurred," he said in a statement. "It is always a tragedy when a human life is lost."

Calling Brown's death a "tragedy," he distanced his police department from Harris. "The actions of Harris that night are not consistent with our department's training, directives, or accepted practices or techniques," he said.

Brown had been arrested more than two dozen times over the past 20 years on charges of, among other allegations, battery, assault, and misusing a worthless check, according to a survey of Volusia County court records. He once served time on drug charges.

That said, his family maintains Brown had done nothing wrong that night and has called for charges against Harris.

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9 comments
Terry McCoy
Terry McCoy

Gordon, how does this story not back up the headline. Have you not read the story, or watched the video?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............ this cop could be a BOUNCER at DIRTY BLONDEs in ft liquordale !

Gordon Lincoln
Gordon Lincoln

Why would anyone be compelled to run away if they were being pulled over for a seat belt violation? When he made the decision to run away from the officers he forced them into pursuit and put everyone in that area at risk as a result. Did the officer make the right call in chasing him with his car? No. But this was not a cold blooded execution as many people have put it. This was the end result o several bad decisions compounding on one another. I believe that he was running from a lot more then just a seat belt violation. If I were to venture a guess I would say that he had something in this car that he didn't want to be caught with. It's a tragedy that a human life was lost because of this, but this isn't a case of a police state or police officers run amok. But don't tell the news organizations that...they wouldn't have a juicy story to post otherwise.

Loibel Dance Studio
Loibel Dance Studio

The police are getting out of hand, thinking they are above the law.

Sara Robin Srebnik
Sara Robin Srebnik

Soooooo, the guy was scared and ran because of a seat belt violation, but deserved to die because grass is slick when wet and he shouldn't have run. Got it. Sigh.

Paul W Prangler Jr.
Paul W Prangler Jr.

from what I saw on the tape he dident do it on porpus grass is normaley damp even whei it is dry for a couple of days and it hase been raining down there. so I vote for skid

Roxann Bracken
Roxann Bracken

That's really messed up I would normally agree with leos actions but this was bad judgment the other leo stoped to chase him on foot luke there trained to do but harris took it too far .

Gordon Lincoln
Gordon Lincoln

Once again the headline totally misrepresents the facts in order to grab attention while the article fails to backup its claims

Joe Mason
Joe Mason

Cops in Florida are acting like Nazi under Rick Scott

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