The family of Trayvon Martin says they are outraged by Zimmerman’s statements that they say were motivated by hatred and racism.
The Martin family’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, told reporters outside the Sanford, Fla., courtroom Monday that Zimmerman was a “disturbed man” who would have no place in a community that is still recovering from the killing of Trayvon’s 17-year-old cousin, George Zimmerman.
O’Marta said the family was “very disturbed” by Zimmerman.
“I don’t think that anyone can understand what he’s saying,” O’Marra said.
“It’s a disgusting statement to make.
It’s a statement of hatred.
It was a statement that he would do anything, to kill a black man.”
Martin family attorney Mark O: ‘Zimmerman is a disturbed man’ AP Zimmerman has denied the accusations and told reporters he does not condone violence against anyone.
The family’s lawyer, Mark Geremia, called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of Trayvon.
Omar Gonzalez, one of Zimmerman’s lawyers, said he had not been notified by prosecutors that they were launching a civil rights investigation.
“The government’s response to the facts has been, ‘You’ve been arrested, and you’re going to get out of here,'” he said.
Martin family lawyer Mark O’: ‘Zimberman is not responsible for this’ AP The Sanford, Florida, police chief, David Lee, said Zimmerman’s comments to the police and to reporters were made “without regard for the fact that they may be false, malicious or false-flag attacks on the Martin family.”
O’Malley, who is running for governor, has said he has spoken to George Zimmerman, and O’Martin said she hopes his statement will “bring some closure” to the family.
“Zimmermans statements about Trayvon are offensive, and the Martin families hope that this statement will bring some closure to the Martins family, as well as to all Americans who have suffered because of George Zimmerman’s outrageous conduct,” Omaheri said in a statement.
“To the family, the community and the country, I am asking you to respect the law and to work to eliminate racial profiling and violent crime in this country.”
Omar Zimmerman’s mother, Giselle, said Monday that her son would not be going to jail.
“We hope that the state of Florida will come to their senses and stop this nonsense,” she said.
Omahers statement came after the Sanford police chief said on Saturday that Zimmerman would not face criminal charges for killing Martin.
Omarta said his client, who has a concealed weapons permit, was not carrying any weapons.
OPD Chief David Lee: Zimmerman was not armed on Feb. 26, but did possess a gun on Feb 24 http://t.co/Q8yDgV2fQ8 pic.twitter.com/3m7lPv4wC8 — ABC News (@ABC) February 28, 2015 Omartas attorney Mark Gergens said Monday he was unaware of the FBI’s decision not to pursue criminal charges against Zimmerman.
He said the Sanford Police Department had a policy that allowed Zimmerman to carry a concealed weapon.
“But it was not a concealed handgun,” Gergins said.
The Sanford Police chief said Friday that Zimmerman “did not carry a gun” on Feb 26 and did not show any other signs of violence.
The chief added that Zimmerman did not “disclose any intent to attack” anyone and had a “good reason” for not doing so.
“If that’s the case, then he’s not going to be indicted,” the chief said.
Gergles attorney, Peter Neufeld, said his office would consider filing charges.
“He had a clear intent to kill Martin, and if you can’t prove that he was doing it intentionally, you can not prosecute him,” he said of the Sanford officer.
OMartin’s attorney said that his client would not have been able to defend himself if the Sanford officers had followed the Sanford policy.
“As a father, I feel for Trayvon Martin and the whole family,” O Martin’s attorney Peter Neuweld said.
His mother said that she was “shocked” by the statements from the Sanford sheriff’s department.
“They were wrong.
We’re not going anywhere,” she told reporters.
O Martin family: Zimmerman did nothing wrong “They’re going around like he did something wrong.”
O Martas attorney Peter Gerg, who also represented George Zimmerman in the civil rights case, said the incident in Sanford was “the start of a whole series of events that have taken place throughout the country and across the world.”
“If you look at the entire world, you see the people that are killed by police every day.
They’re not even a little bit surprised that a police officer is killing a young black man,” Gogins said of Zimmerman.