RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - The mother of a teenager killed by an off duty Baltimore County Police Officer says she's waited long enough for an arrest in her son's death.
Chris Brown says she talked to Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson Monday morning, eleven days after her son's death. According to Brown, Johnson said he didn't expect to arrest Officer James Laboard Monday.
She says Johnson told her Laboard needed one more day to get counsel.
"He is walking the streets, he is free you know to do it again, and again and again and we are just making excuses. I just think enough is enough," said Brown.
Brown's son, 17-year-old Christopher, was with a group of friends who threw rocks at Laboard's door. Laboard chased after the teenagers, finally catching up with Christopher.
The medical examiner says Christopher's death was homicide by asphyxiation and police say Laboard is the lone suspect, but investigators haven't charged the officer.
Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger issued the following statement Monday updating the progress of the investigation into the death of Randallstown teenager, Christopher Brown:
“The Baltimore County Police Department, in close consultation with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, continues to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Christopher Brown. Although it can be frustrating to all involved, thorough investigations take time. There are still witnesses to interview and records to obtain and review. I have personally met with Ms. Brown and have spoken to her by phone as recently as this morning. I have pledged to her a full and fair investigation. I can assure Ms. Brown and all of the citizens of Baltimore County that we will collect the facts impartially and apply the law fairly. To do the job properly, we cannot rush the process, but we will do all that we can to move forward in a timely manner.”
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