Family of man run over during police chase holds vigil

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Family and friends of a Volusia County man run over by a former police officer gathered for a vigil in his honor Sunday.

Last week, Marlon Brown's family released dash cam video of the incident, showing the moment he was hit.

His family said they held a justice rally for two reasons: to keep his memory alive and garner support for a federal investigation of the former cop who killed him.

Several dozen of Brown's family and friends turned out for the rally.

Posters calling for justice dotted trees where children played nearby, including Brown's own 14-year-old daughter.

His ex-wife, Krystal Brown, said she hoped the event will promote peace in DeLand.

Brown was struck and killed in May by former DeLand cop James Harris during a foot chase.

A grand jury recently declined to indict Harris, who was later fired for violating department policy.

Krystal Brown said firing Harris isn't enough. She wants federal prosecutors to get involved.

"We're looking for them to reopen the case. Maybe the state attorney himself will stand up for what he was elected to do," Krystal said.

She said if not, the family hopes to get an independent prosecutor on board to look at the information.