TOWSON, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The mother of Christopher Brown, the Randallstown teen who died after a struggle with an off-duty Baltimore County police officer, is calling for the officer’s arrest. However, authorities say the investigation can’t be rushed.

Chris Brown said Monday that the officer is getting special treatment because no charges have been filed more than 10 days after her son, Christopher, died. Police say the 17-year-old lost consciousness and died after a struggle with Officer James Laboard, who chased several people from his home after finding his door damaged on June 13. Brown’s death was ruled homicide by asphyxiation.

State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger says he pledged “a full and fair investigation,” but said it will take time.

Brown’s attorney says the mother is exploring whether to ask other authorities to step in.

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