Cop Fired After Dash Cam Video shows him Running Over Man for Not Wearing Seat Belt

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Knowing his dash cam was recording everything, a Florida cop did not hesitate to use his patrol car to follow a man 100 feet into an open field, plowing down a fence at 60 mph, before mowing down the fleeing man, killing him instantly.

The man’s crime: he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The dash cam video, which still has not been released, was apparently so graphic that Deland Police Chief Bill Ridgway had no choice but to fire the officer. But only time will tell whether James (J.P.) Harris will face murder charges.

According to News4Jax:

Marlon Brown was killed in the incident, which occurred on May 8 after law enforcement officers tried to pull him over for not wearing a seat belt. Investigators say Brown wouldn’t stop and a chase ensued with DeLand police joining. Brown jumped out of his car and ran away, troopers said.

As Harris arrived on scene, he drove more than 100 feet off the road through a backyard fence and  ran over and killed Brown, troopers said.  Four other passengers in Brown’s vehicle were not injured.

“Although the investigation into the death of Marlon Brown hasn’t been concluded, I am aware of certain facts surrounding the case,” Ridgeway said in a prepared statement. “Based on the totality of the circumstances and facts that I continually learned through the process of the investigation, I have now reached a threshold of knowledge where I feel compelled to take immediate action.”

The reason Brown was fleeing, it was later revealed, was because he was driving with a suspended license and did not want to go to jail. There was no contraband in the car.

The 38-year-old man was also the son of an Atlanta police officer.

While it’s never smart to flee from a cop, we can’t ignore the fact the cop drove 100 feet off the road through a backyard fence at 60 mph to mow down a man who was only suspected of not wearing a seatbelt.

One is a traffic violation. The other is outright murder.

  • Jolly Roger

    The case will be delayed until the public forgets about it, the facts will be twisted, and then a different police department will hire him.
    I read about cops murdering someone at least once every week, and since this is the case, we’re obviously not looking at a “rogue cop”, but rather a new policy that encourages cops to beat or kill anyone who doesn’t exhibit complete and immediate submission to authority. They don’t fight crime, they don’t protect and/or serve. Their new purpose in our society is to beat the uppity slaves into submission.

  • Pringle

    To Swerve & Neglect

    Do not give any respect or adduce any authority to some moron just because they are wearing some ridiculous costume.

    Cop runs over person for not wearing seatbelt? You are joking right?

  • H5mind

    The word ‘police’ is short for “policy”; cops are in fact best described as ‘policy officers’. Policies, statutes, and other bureaucratic nonsense is what passes for law in our society today. Crime is no longer seen as “injury or loss to person or property” (its rightful definition for over 800 years), but rather whatever they say it is. There is no room here for logic, common sense, or constitutional rights. We as a country were sleeping while all this was put into motion with the Patriot Act, NDAA, and about a zillion presidential executive orders and signing statements, going back to at least Lyndon Johnson.

    Forget the officers- they are merely the tools of the system which created them. It is the twisted policies which tacitly encourage such brutal handling of the public- for our own safety, of course

  • NoMoreGayness

    Baby momma pissed!