• Family of man run over by police officer seeks justice


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - The family of a man who was run over and killed by a DeLand Police officer said they are still looking for justice following his death.

    They said that want is something done legally. WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said that will be difficult.

    The family of Marlon Brown and their attorney said they're still drafting documents to formally request an independent investigation.

    They made their public request on Wednesday by releasing police dashcam video of Brown's death.

    Brown's former wife said the response has been tremendous.

    "The outpouring of support and the understanding that we're reading and that we're receiving -- they're really understanding why we're fighting," said Krystal Brown.

    Marlon Brown would have been 39 years old Thursday. He died in May when former DeLand police Officer James Harris ran him over after pursuing him into a vacant lot on Delaware Avenue.

    Harris was fired from his job, and the family reached a settlement with the city.

    Sheaffer said Marlon Brown's family has a hard road ahead to try and get something done in the justice system, especially after a grand jury did not return in indictment in the case.

    "You're not going to see any prosecutor or any law enforcement agency come behind this grand jury's refusal to indict and file formal charges," said Sheaffer.

    However, Krystal Brown said she will not give up. She hopes the case get the attention of politicians, including Gov. Rick Scott.

    The family mentioned submitting their formal request to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as well as Scott.

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