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Family of man run over by Dallas police car want answers

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The family of a man run over by a Dallas police squad car wants to know what he did that made him suspicious to officers that night.

The mother and sister of Fred Bradford are still devastated by the April incident that killed their loved one.

On April 21, Bradford was approached by two Dallas police officers in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King in Dallas. Police later said Bradford seemed suspicious.

When officers approached Bradford, he decided to take off on his bicycle and the two officers pursued him.

Police say on officer was on foot and the other was driving the squad car. Police say Bradford turned his bike into the squad car, causing the collision.

Bradford's mom says he told her a different story.

"He told me that the police ran over him and backed over him and ran over him twice," his mom, Virginia Bradford said. "We asked him ‘Why didn't you stop,' and he said he was afraid for his life."

Fred Bradford died May 13 from his injuries. Bradford had no criminal history and had no drugs or alcohol in his system during the incident.

One of the officers involved has been placed on administrative leave.

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