Civil Rights Association asks for Fla. State Attorney's removal from case

Published On: Jul 24 2013 10:16:01 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 25 2013 07:10:37 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

The Florida Civil Rights Association has issued a letter to Gov. Rick Scott requesting for State Attorney Angela Corey be removed, and that a special prosecutor be appointed in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy shot outside a Florida gas station.

Michael Dunn is charged with killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a gas station the day after Thanksgiving. He claims self-defense after thinking he saw a gun in Davis' SUV, but police said no weapon was ever found.

The two page letter to Gov. Scott states that a new special prosecutor is needed to "suppress racial tension created in the failed prosecution by Corey and her staff that led to a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial of Trayvon Martin."

The letter continues to say that Corey created the appearance that she will, "not afford the Defendant a fair trail and will not afford the victim and the surviving case a fair opportunity to have their voices heard at trial."

VIEW LETTER: Page 1 | Page 2

J. Willie David, President of the Florida Civil Rights Association, continued the letter saying, "The Florida Civil Rights Association believes appointing a special prosecutor to replace State Attorney Angela Corey is the right thing to do for the victim, Jordan Davis, and the suspect, Michael David Dunn. The State and Federal constitutions demands public confidence in our criminal justice system with Corey and her staff has failed."

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