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Crucial moments from DeLand police dash-cam disappeared in Marlon Brown case
By Pat Andrews
posted Sep 24, 2013 - 3:01:32pm
When members of the DeLand Police Department initially tried to view dash-cam video from the squad car that ran over Marlon Brown May 8, there were gaps.
In the immediate aftermath of Brown's death under the wheels of Officer James Harris' cruiser, before the Florida Highway Patrol arrived to take charge of the investigation, DeLand police removed memory cards from the dashboard cameras of both Harris' car and the cruiser driven by fellow Officer Justin Ferrari. The videos were downloaded onto a computer in the squad room at the police station. When police tried to review the tape from Harris' car, the one that ran over Marlon Brown as he fled on foot during a short pursuit, the critical moments just before and when the car struck Brown were missing.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was called in, to use its expertise to recover the missing images.
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