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Three cyclists killed by collisions with vehicles, but so far no criminal charges filed against anyone involved in those deadly wrecks. That's the track record since the beginning of the year, and it's causing frustration among the cycling community and friends of the victims.

The victims include 65-year old Eldridge Griffth, 5-year old Ashley Xiong and most recently 51-year old Jeff Dusenbury, who was killed two Saturdays ago.

"The family is already feeling frustrations, it's been 9 days," said Peter Van Tuyn, Jeff Dusenbury Family Spokesperson.  "They're in acute pain and to have this go on in what appears to be a pretty straight forward situation, in a very real sense, justice delayed for those kind of time frames is justice denied."

At this point no charges have been filed in any of the incidents.

Deputy District Attorney Clint Campion says it's important for the public to understand that the police must do a thorough investigation and gather as much information as possible before a decision is made.

"We have to make sure that we have evidence to prove a case without a reasonable doubt," said Campion.  "We have to make sure that we're going after the right offenders and that justice is done, and not only justice for the family and the community, but also for the offender."

Campion says there are a lot of components that must be evaluated before deciding whether or not to press charges, taking several things into consideration including analysis of the scene, data recovered from the vehicle, driving history and blood work are just some of the factors prosecutors look at when making the decision.

"You can never know the state of mind with which someone acts or fails to act," said Campion.  "The objective of it is to decide whether or not they met that state of proof and in our mind it's either criminal negligence or manslaughter that we have to prove."

While Campion understands the growing frustrations of people looking for those responsible to be held accountable for their actions, he says these types of cases often take weeks and months instead of days.