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Trial Brings New Scrutiny of Stand Your Ground Law

February 7, 2014
Nearly seven months after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman, whose shooting of an unarmed black teenager made him synonymous with Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law, the state’s latest drama involving a fatal burst of gunfire and a claim of self-defense began to play out Thursday in a Florida courtroom.

Restoring the Dream

September 5, 2013
When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law enforcement community that demands a remedy.

Caught in the Media Spotlight

August 3, 2013

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?

Texas Cop Stops Zimmerman for Speeding

August 1, 2013
George Zimmerman informed a north Texas police officer that he was carrying a gun in his glove box after he was pulled over for speeding on Sunday.

The Real Danger of the Trayvon Martin Case

July 26, 2013
We have seen this type of tragedy before and will doubtlessly see it again. It gave rise to the whole Tawana Brawley outrage; it led to the outrageous persecutions and prosecutions of Duke Lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans.

Fla. Deputy Reprimanded for Trayvon Martin Props

July 22, 2013
A veteran Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy has received a written reprimand after bringing a bag of Skittles and Arizona ice tea to the county jail.

FBI Tells Sanford PD Not to Return Zimmerman's Gun

July 19, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police Department reversed its plan to return George Zimmerman's handgun following a directive from the FBI.

Zimmerman Protests Turn Violent In Los Angeles

July 16, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 14 people late Monday in South Los Angeles, when members of a George Zimmerman protest began breaking windows and stomping on cars, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Holder: Trayvon Martin Killing 'Unnecessary'

July 16, 2013
The Department of Justice is considering bringing a federal civil rights prosecution of George Zimmerman following a jury's acquittal of him for murder charges.

Zimmerman Protesters Block Freeway, Clash with LAPD

July 15, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department called a citywide tactical alert Sunday, after protesters of the George Zimmerman verdict blocked the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.

Fla. Chief: I Was Fired for Not Arresting George Zimmerman

July 11, 2013
Former Sanford (Fla.) Police Chief Bill Lee told CNN Wednesday he refused to arrest George Zimmerman to appease city officials, who fired him as retribution.

Controversy Surrounds Trayvon Martin Detective's Testimony

July 1, 2013
Chris Serino had pursued manslaughter charges for George Zimmerman but the investigator's bosses rejected his recommendation. Serino later said he was pressured by black officers into filing charges.

Fla. Sergeant Tried To Save Trayvon Martin

June 26, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police sergeant who attempted to save Trayvon Martin as he lay on wet grass with a gunshot wound to the chest testified Tuesday during the second day of George Zimmerman's murder trial.

Fla. Sgt. Fired for Offering Trayvon Martin Target

April 15, 2013
Port Canaveral Police Sgt. Ron King, a two-year veteran of the force, attempted to defend his actions in a YouTube video posted Saturday. In the video, King said he wanted "to use a bad situation as a learning tool."

Police Chief In Trayvon Martin Case Fired

June 21, 2012
The Florida police chief who failed to arrest George Zimmerman immediately after the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin has been fired by Sanford's city manager.

Zimmerman Blasted Fla. Police As 'Disgusting'

May 24, 2012
George Zimmerman blasted the Sanford (Fla.) Police Department at a community forum about a year before the agency made the now-controversial decision not to initially arrest him in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Fla. Department Scritinized in Trayvon Martin Case

May 17, 2012
During the investigation, officers took only one photo of Zimmerman's injuries, didn't secure Zimmerman's vehicle, and may not have done enough canvassing of the neighborhoods.

In Defense of George Zimmerman

May 3, 2012
Politicians and law enforcement administrators often credit law enforcement with the safety enjoyed in nicer neighborhoods. We don't deserve the credit. Safe neighborhoods are not made so by quality policing.

Sanford Interim Chief To Provide 'Outsider' Perspective

May 2, 2012
A former Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police chief will serve as the interim Sanford (Fla.) Police chief to provide an outsider perspective on the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Fla. City Commission Rejects Chief's Resignation

April 24, 2012
Elected leaders in Sanford, Fla., tabled the resignation of Chief Bill Lee on Monday, saying they would wait for the results of the investigation of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
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