Federal authorities are taking over the investigation in Orlando, Florida.
It was announced late Monday that the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will intervene in the ongoing Trayvon Martin murder investigation, reports the Miami Hearald.
In addition, the Bevard County State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said a Grand Jury would be looking into the investigation as well.
“I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin,” said Wolfinger.
“That is why I directed the expeditious review of the investigation which was delivered by the Sanford Police Department one week ago today… I will also be utilizing the investigative resources of the Seminole County Grand Jury which will be called to session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.’’
The news comes after Florida Governor Rick Scott asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to offer “appropriate resources” in the case.
Over the weekend Florida police released eight audio tapes of the 911 calls linked to the Martin’s murder. As we reported earlier, gunshots and screams—presumably of Martin—are heard on the tapes.
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