Bobby Brown calls for criminal charges against Nick Gordon in Bobbi K death

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Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, was ordered to pay $36 million to her family after being deemed 'legally responsible' for Bobbi Kristina's death. WXIA Bobby Brown claimed a $36 million civil judgment against Nick Gordon for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown Thursday but what he really wants is criminal charges filed against his daughter's ex-boyfriend. "I do need for the district attorney’s office to step up and begin the criminal prosecution of Mr. Gordon," he said in a statement released by his attorney Christopher Brown (no relation) late Thursday. "The delay in that matter is of great concern to me and my family. We need for District Attorney (Paul) Howard to act now.” But no charges have been filed, and might never be filed. For one thing, there is no proof Bobbi Kristina's death 18 months ago was a result of foul play, so it's not clear what form a potential criminal prosecution of Gordon would take. Howard isn't commenting on that question nor on the eye-popping judgment Thursday. But spokesman Dontaye Carter confirmed to USA TODAY that Bobbi Kristina's death is still under investigation — a status that could continue indefinitely in Georgia even in the absence of evidence of a crime. There is no limitation on how long a Georgia prosecutor can investigate a death, says Randall Kessler, a former civil attorney for Gordon during the period last year he was trying to visit Bobbi Kristina in the hospital when she was in a coma. “But every day that no charges are brought is better for anyone...

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