The family of a Florida man who was struck and killed by a police cruiser have released the graphic dash camera video that depicts what happened on that night.
Marlon Brown was being pursued by police for a seatbelt violation in May of 2013 when Officer James Harris continued to accelerate, striking Brown and eventually killing him. A grand jury has decided not to charge Harris.
“Simply put, this was an execution in a vegetable garden,” said Benjamin Crump, the family’s lawyer, of Brown’s death, adding that they are disappointed with the grand jury’s decision.
“We feel betrayed by our criminal justice system,” Krystle Brown, his ex-wife, said. “The video is important and speaks the truth.”
An autopsy report showed no evidence that Brown was struck by the vehicle. And according to ClickOrlando, an expert used by the state attorney’s office says there is no evidence of the acceleration during the six seconds from the foot chase and that a rapid deceleration occurred four seconds before the car came to rest.
But the video shows a different account.
“The officer came at Marlon with such velocity that once if he felt or not he could not have stopped,” Crump said. “And for what? An alleged seat belt violation. That’s why we were having this high speed chase?”
Watch the video above.