Petition calls for DeLand man's death to be re-examined

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Marlon Brown
DELAND, Fla. —

More than one hundred people in DeLand met with police and city leaders Tuesday to discuss concerns following the Marlon Brown death investigation.

Brown appeared to have been fatally run over by a DeLand police officer's cruiser when he was running away from a traffic stop in May 2013.

The Medical Examiner's report said Brown fell and died from asphyxiation when the patrol car rolled over him.

At Tuesday night's meeting, Brown's ex-wife asked officials to sign a petition calling for the death to be re-examined.

"We're just asking for you to stand with us and help us get a coroner's inquest so that the truth will be determined," Krystal Brown said.

Brown said the petition already has about 1,000 signatures. She also said she plans to file paperwork to run for DeLand city commission.

The police officer who hit Brown, James Harris, was eventually fired from the police department. He was not criminally charged in connection with the incident.