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Topic - Sanford Police Department
Law enforcement agencies in several Florida counties have joined forces to plot a course of action in case George Zimmerman's murder trial wraps with a not-guilty verdict and outraged members of the public become violent.
A grand jury will not look into the Trayvon Martin case, a special prosecutor said Monday, leaving the decision of whether to charge the teen's shooter in her hands alone and eliminating the possibility of a first-degree murder charge.
Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin and neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman had a confrontation on a dark street in Sanford, Fla., last month. There was a fight, and Mr. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, fatally shot Trayvon, who was black.
Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made.
Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said Tuesday his office will convene a grand jury in central Florida to investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was killed Feb. 26 in a gated community by a neighborhood watch captain.