Members of Marlon Brown’s family say Medical Examiner Shiping Bao, who was also the medical examiner who performed Trayvon Martin’s autopsy, was prevented from making an honest assessment of Brown’s cause of death, then Medical Examiner Marie Hermann ruled Brown’s death as accidental.
Benjamin Crump, former attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, has filed complaint against Medical Examiner Marie Hermann and is demanding a new investigation.
“Dr. Shiping Bao says he wanted to put in the report that it was a traumatic homicide. However, he was told he could not put that in the autopsy report. Then, subsequent, Dr. Herrmann puts in the autopsy report the manner of death as an accident; which is totally contradictory to what Dr. Shiping Bao wanted to put.”
Ben Crump says Brown was murdered by police.
“You see him come around two other cars that had stopped their pursuit. He goes through the back yard and he goes through the vegetable garden. If you don’t call that reckless, I don’t know what you call it. He was executed in a vegetable garden for an alleged seat belt violation,” explained Crump.
Brown, 38, fled a traffic stop on May 8 after police tried to pull him over for not wearing his seat belt. After he reached a dead end street, Brown jumped out of his car and ran. Two of the three police vehicles that had been chasing him stopped after he fled on foot, but one cruiser, driven by officer James Harris, continued a pursuit of Brown and eventually ran him over. Brown’s gruesome death was captured on the police dashcam video.
Brown’s ex-wife, Krystal Brown says, “With God on our side, he’s going to see us through this all the way to the end. We’re just trying to get justice.”
Officer Harris was fired after the incident.