Uppdaterad 2013-09-26 RT / InfoWars 2013-09-19. Pålisen i USA lyckades med konststycket att ta livet av en man som skulle stoppas för att ha kört utan bilbälte... [video]
Officers had to pick up the police car by hand in order to retrieve the body
September 19, 2013
A disturbing dash cam video released yesterday shows a Florida police officer running over a suspect who was wanted for not wearing a seat belt.
DeLand Police Officer James Harris was fired over the incident, which killed the suspect, 38-year-old Marlon Robert Brown, according to the Ocala Post.
As the video shows, Brown, a known felon, fled from his car on foot after police attempted to pull him over for a seat belt violation.
During the chase, Harris drove around his fellow officers and sped towards Brown.
After Brown slipped and fell, Harris nailed him with his car.
“I think he’s underneath the [expletive] car,” one of the officers can be heard saying in the video.
The officers had to crouch down with flashlights to even see Brown and they apparently had to pick the car up by hand to reach him.
The department cited a “violation in police pursuit policy” as the reason for Harris’s termination.
Brown’s ex-wife received $550,000 from the city of DeLand as compensation for his death under terms that released the city from additional liability.
Brown’s family has since hired attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the Trayvon Martin family.
Crump referred to Brown’s death as an execution in a vegetable garden and has demanded an independent investigation.
Earlier this month, a grand jury declined to press charges against Harris.
The video, posted on YouTube, has sparked a debate in the video’s comment section.
“Not being snarky but being a felon was an issue to Mr. Brown so he ran,” vdelrio999 wrote. “Had he calmly waited outside his car, he wouldn’t have been chased, stumbled, and hit by the car.”
“Had the rookie officer done the same as the two seasoned officers in the two police vehicles parked 20 feet away, then his stumbling and falling would have been followed by an arrest, not death,” another commenter responded. “‘Not being snarky’ either.”
“Is it sad someone died? Yes, but if you run from police things like this will and do happen,” a commenter with the username ‘Criminal Justice’ stated. “He was out past a court ordered curfew as well and he ran from two different agencies.”
“I’m usually the first person who says ‘You shouldn’t have run,’ but I don’t think accelerating and smashing into someone running away is the code of conduct for police officers,” Von Halford wrote. “That’s called murder.”
“The man was running away, he wasn’t pulling a gun and the fact that he was being pulled over for a seatbelt violation tells me there is probably more to the story we don’t know.”
This story brings to mind the incident in California last month in which a police officer was caught on tape shooting and killing an unarmed homeless man, Hans Kevin Arellano, because he called her a “bitch.”
Thanks to the Ocala Post for background information on this video.
Cop cleared of killing Florida man with his cruiser!
***Marlon Brown, a 38-year-old man, was killed last May when a police officer in Florida ran into him with his car. Police pulled Brown over for not wearing his seatbelt, prompting their suspect to flee on foot. Officer James Harris sped onto the scene and chased Brown in his cruiser, as dash-cam video shows, running Brown over after he slipped and fell. Officer Harris was fired, but will not face any criminal charges.
Publicerad den 25 sep 2013
Publicerad den 25 sep 2013
The city of Deland paid a settlement to Brown's ex-wife, but the settlement also protected the city from any further action. RT's Sam Sacks talks to Matthew Feeney, assistant editor of Reason.com and Reason 24/7 News, about whether or not Officer Harris should be facing vehicular manslaughter charges.
Polisen i USA "avlivade" man för körning utan bilbälte: "Roadkill by the Police" (frikänd)