Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi vowed to Newsmax on Friday that no stone would be left unturned in finding justice in the Trayvon Martin killing case.
She praised Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to set up a task force to find the truth about what happened on Feb. 26 when the 17-year-old African American was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
She said Angela Corey, who is now heading the case, is the ideal person for the job, describing the Jacksonville-based state attorney as “one of the toughest prosecutors in the country.”
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“Not only is she tough, she is compassionate, she is aggressive and she is the perfect prosecutor to handle this case because she will have no pressure from local law enforcement.
“She will work closely with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Justice Department,” Bondi, a Republican, told Newsmax.TV in the exclusive interview.
“They are going to leave no stone unturned in this investigation. When you have a young man who was shot and killed walking home, we have to have all these questions answered. The citizens deserve to have the questions answered as well as, and especially, Trayvon’s family.”
Martin, who was unarmed, was killed as he was walking in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman called 911 to report a suspicious person and was specifically told by the dispatcher not to follow Martin, advice he seems to have ignored.
The case has led to nationwide outrage after local law enforcement decided not to arrest or charge Zimmerman, saying he seemed to be protected by Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Bondi agreed with State Rep. Dennis Baxley, the author of the law, that there are doubts whether the case is even covered by the act that was passed in 2005 in the wake of the lootings of hurricane-ravaged homes.
Baxley wrote in an op-ed for Fox News, “There is no protection in the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law for anyone who pursues and confronts people.”
Bondi said, “The governor wants to do everything in his power – I think I can speak for him on this – to ensure that all our laws are fair and just and we are going to look at whether that law even applies in this case based on the facts,” she said.
“But right now, we don’t know all the facts in the case because there are so many unanswered questions.”
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