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Florida Attorney General Finishes Review of Anderson Case

November 13th, 2007 by flanews

The state attorney general says his office cannot bring any more criminal or civil charges in the case of 7 boot camp guards and nurse in the death of a 14-year-old at the now-closed Bay County Boot Camp. Last month, a jury acquitted all 8 defendants in the January 2006 death of Martin Lee Anderson. But Bill McCollum says hes committed to helping Andersons family. In a statement, the attorney general said hell help the family go after the professional licenses of the former guards and nurse.

The individuals who killed their child just go back to their normal lives as law enforcement officers and medical professionals and theres nothing happening to them, said Ben Crump,” the Anderson family’s attorney. “They wiped the death off their shoulders as you saw in the videotape. Its business as usual. Theyre saying that we want to try to make sure that theyre affected in a way that it would be a situation where youre not allowed to be a law enforcement officer to go and do something like this again.

Thousands of students are expected to march in Washington D.C. on Friday to put pressure on the U.S. Justice Department to bring federal civil rights charges against the former guards and nurse in the Anderson case.

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