Local family frustrated over lack of charges

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 02:04s

Local family frustrated over lack of charges

"They don't want to do anything, they don't want to help us, nothing.

While my baby lays in the ground, she can still walk with hers."

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Local family frustrated over lack of charges

THAT'S BRANDON WALKER'S MOTHER-- FRUSTRATED THAT THE DRIVERWHO HIT ANDKILLER HER SON EIGHT MONTHSAGO... ISN'T BEING CHARGED WITHA CRIME.FOX 47'S KELLAN BUDDY TALKEDWITH THE WALKER FAMILY... ANDTHE PROSECUTOR WHOMADE THE DECISION."SHE'S ABLE TO PLAY WITH HERKIDS, HAVE FUN WITH HER KIDS,JOKEAROUND WITH HER KIDS, BECAUSESHE'S STILL GOT THEM.

IT'S NOTAFFECTING HER WHATSOEVER WHICHIS NOT FAIR."IT WAS DARK AND RAINY WHENBRANDON WAS KILLEDLAST NOVEMBER...JACKSON COUNTYPROSECUTOR JERRY JARZYNKA SAYSHIS DEATH WAS A TERRIBLEACCIDENT."IN ORDER TO AUTHORIZE ACRIMINAL CHARGE YOU HAVE TO HAVEEVIDENCE TO PROVE A CASE BEYONDA REASONABLE DOUBT.

IF YOU DON'THAVE THAT EVIDENCE YOU CAN'TCHARGE...WE DON'T HAVE THEEVIDENCE TO CHARGE A CRIME INTHIS PARTICULAR CASE."DESPITE THE OFFICE'SDECISION...BRANDON'SFAMILY SAYS THE DRIVER WHO HITHIM SHOULD HAVE TO PAY SOME SORTOF PRICE."OTHERWISE WHAT'S TO STOP ANYONEELSE YOU KNOW?""I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOWSOMEONE CAN KILL A PERSON ANDGET NOTHING.

NOW WE HAVE TOSUFFER BECAUSE MY BABY'S DEAD."AT THIS POINT, THE WALKERS AREPINNING THEIR HOPESON A TICKET.STATE LAW ALLOWS POLICE TO WRITEONE UP TO SIXYEARS AFTER AN ACCIDENT.BRANDON'S FAMILY SAYS IF THAT'SAS LONG AS IT TAKETO GET SOME SORT OF JUSTICE...SOBE IT."I'LL PURSUE THIS AS LONG AS ITTAKES UNTIL SOMEONE FINALLYACKNOWLEDGES IT.""UNTIL THEY GIVE US SOME TRUEANSWERS, WE'RE NOT GOING TOSTOP."KELLAN BUDDY, FOX 47 NEWSTHE WALKER FAMILY ASKED THEATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE TOREVIEW THE CASE.THEY FEEL LIKE THERE MAY HAVEBEEN A CONFLICT OF INTERESTSOMEWHERE ALONGTHE WAY.THE PROSECUTOR SAYS... THAT'SNOT THE CASE.THE WOMAN WHO HIT WALKER STOPPEDAT THE SCENE AND CALLED 9-1-1IMMEDIATELY.TWO PEOPLE PASSING BY... ONE OFTHEM AN OFF-DUTY PLYMOUTHTOWNSHIP POLICEOFFICER -- ALSO STOPPED ANDPERFORMED C-P-R UNTIL ANAMBULANCE GOTTHERE.WALKER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ATHENRY FORD ALLEGIANCE HOSPITAL

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