Deland, Florida (CNN) - The family of a man ran over and killed by a police officer is hoping dashcam video will lead to criminal charges.
This footage of Marlon Brown running from police in Deland, Florida, is from May 8th, 2013. Officers say they started chasing Brown because he wasn't wearing a seat belt. A police car driven by Officer James Harris took this dashboard camera video. The footage you see here begins after Officer Harris drove past two other police cars that had stopped. He continued to chase after Brown, who was then running on foot, into a grass lot.
The video then shows Officer Harris running over Brown, killing him.
The family's attorney, Benjamin Crump said, "He went around those officers and went in the backyard, through a vegetable garden at a high rate of speed, and you determine whether he revved up that engine or not with the intent of getting Marlon Brown. We don't understand how this is not vehicular manslaughter."
Marlon's ex-wife had this to say, "This is the hardest decision that we've had to make, but we're hoping that everyone's going to take a look at the video; the objective evidence and you tell us what you think."
A grand jury last week decided not to indict Officer James Harris on a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter.
That's why the family says they decided to release this video to push for charges.
The officer was fired as a result of the incident.
He could not be reached for comment.
CFN13 and the Deland Police Department via CNN Newssource