unarmed black teenager was killed by volunteers from Neighbourhood Watch
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida by a captain of the neighborhood watch.
The announcement came after a day of demonstrations calling for the arrest of Florida volunteers, George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman, 28, said that some 17 good years of age, Trayvon Martin last month in self-defense during a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.
Martin Zimmerman spotted when he was patrolling the neighborhood on a rainy afternoon last month and called the emergency dispatcher for the police to report a suspicious person. Against the advice of the emergency operator, then followed Martin Zimmerman, who was walking home from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles candy in his pocket.
The Department of Justice said in a statement Monday night that the FBI office and U.S. Attorney will join the investigation of the agency.
"The Department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all evidence and take appropriate measures to conclude the investigation," the agency said. The case drew national attention. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, are expected to join the leaders of the city of Sanford, in a meeting room on Tuesday night to discuss how the investigation is dealt with residents. The Department of Justice said his service to community relations will be in Sanford this week to meet with authorities, officials and community leaders of civil rights "to respond to tensions in the community." Earlier Monday, students around Florida gathered to demand the arrest of Zimmerman, although the authorities may be limited by a state law that allows people to defend themselves with deadly force. tax may not be able to load Zimmerman because of changes state law in 2005. Under the old law, people can use deadly force in self defense as if they had tried to escape or avoid danger. Under the new law, any right to retire and gives you a Florida resident the right to "stand your ground and meet force with force, including deadly force" if it feels threatened. students staged demonstrations on the campus of Florida A & M University in Tallahassee and outside Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, where prosecutors review the case to determine whether charges should be filed. The students have demanded the arrest of Zimmerman. "I do not think a man who left his vehicle after the 911 operator told him to stay inside the vehicle may claim self-defense," Carl McPhail, 28 years Barry University law student, said at the rally in Sanford.