Civil rights activists want special prosecutor appointed in Trayvon Martin case

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012
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The Florida Civil Rights Association is now calling on Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

Trayvon Martin, 17, died Feb. 26 after being shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Twin Lakes community in Sanford.

Since then, his case has sparked outrage because Martin was unarmed, and so far the shooter hasn't been charged.

The new call comes on the heels of a heated meeting Wednesday.

Nearly 400 people showed up to demand justice, including civil rights leaders and pastors.

"Well, we'd like for the local law enforcement to be more forthcoming, we'd like to see. Because from all signs and indications that we have, some form of injustice was done," said Bruce Jarman.

The shooter, George Zimmerman, said he acted in self-defense.

The State Attorneys Office is now reviewing the case.