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By Pat Andrews
posted Jun 10, 2013 - 10:15:01am
Did DeLand Police Chief Bill Ridgway watch video shot by dashboard cameras in the police cars chasing Marlon Brown's vehicle May 8, before he fired one of the officers involved?
Ridgway won't say.
"I can't elaborate any further on this incident," the chief told The Beacon June 5.
However, on May 31, the same day Ridgway fired 25-year-old officer James Harris, a Central Florida television-news station reported the chief's action came after Ridgway watched the dash-cam video at the State Attorney's Office.
The State Attorney's Office won't comment.
The Florida Highway Patrol, which is investigating the fatality, is working with the State Attorney's Office in the probe, according to FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes.
Montes said the FHP has not shared any documents or evidence from the investigation with DeLand Police, but that FHP investigators have given some documents to the State Attorney's Office.
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