A Melbourne Beach man was arrested Friday after he sent a profanity charged e-mail threatening the Sanford police chief who, until this week, had been overseeing the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee announced Friday that he will “temporarily step down” from his job due to the fallout from the Trayvon Martin case.
The investigation into the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin continued to take unexpected turns Tuesday as a grand jury and Department of Justice investigation were announced and a lawyer for the Martin family revealed the teen was on the phone in the moments leading up to his death.
This week the Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a rally demanding justice for the family of a black teen who was shot and killed by a white neighborhood watch volunteer in a gated Sanford community.
Emergency calls made to police in Sanford, Florida showed that a black teenager was terrified as he fled from a white neighborhood watch volunteer who eventually shot him and that the volunteer was not acting in self-defense, according to the family of Trayvon Martin, 17.
The family of a Miami teen killed in Central Florida is now calling for the FBI to take over the investigation into their son’s death.