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No Murder Charge In Officer's Death

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 25, 2010 7:40PM

Burglary suspect Larry Brown, via Sun-Times
Police have arrested a man in connection with a Monday morning burglary that Sgt. Alan Haymaker was responding to when he crashed his patrol car and died. Larry Brown was arrested on one count of felony burglary but there have been no murder charges filed against Brown. Earlier this week, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis mentioned murder charges would be considered in the case. But upon Brown's arrest, Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, "There is not sufficient legal basis to charge the connection with the death of Sgt. Haymaker. While we certainly understand the pain and anguish felt by the Chicago Police Department in the wake of this tragedy, we don’t have the evidence that would be required to meet the burden of proof to sustain a felony murder charge.”