Dozens of people are asking why there have been no charges filed in the death of a Baltimore County teenager.
More than 100 people met at a synagogue in Randallstown on Tuesday to talk about the death of 17-year-old Christopher Brown.
His mother and her attorney asked the people who came for any information they might have, and they called on authorities to arrest Baltimore County Police Officer James D. Laboard.
“He needs to be arrested. He did a crime and I don't know how many ways we can put this and i don't know why it's not done already,” said Chris Brown, who is Christopher Brown’s mother.
Earlier this month Brown was with a group of teens when someone threw a rock at Labourd's home in Randallstown.
Labourd was off duty, but came outside and caught up to Brown, who was hiding in a bush.
The medical examiner has determined that what happened next was a homicide. Brown died of asphyxiation.
“The officer murdered my son,” Chris Brown said.
Brown and the officer are both African-American. But the local chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton's "National Action Network" is now involved in the case.
“I think he should have been arrested immediately. If it was a civilian, if it was you or I, we would have gone to jail that night,” said the Rev. Dr. Paris Evans, of the National Action Network.
Christopher Brown's mother says on Tuesday a deputy state's attorney called her, and asked for more time for their investigation. But she says she's waited long enough.
“You still have an officer walking the streets, free. Don't know what frame of mind he's in, so i would say everybody is not safe,” she said.
Christopher Brown's mother had also been told a representative from the Baltimore County Police Department would be attending Tuesday’s meeting.
No one showed up; she called that, "cowardly.”
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