Trayvon Martin Case: Police Chief Steps Down

Florida police chief says he will step down temporarily as protests intensify.
2:03 | 03/23/12

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Out of the latest on the outrage over the shooting of trade on Martin an unarmed Florida team. By neighborhood watch volunteers the town's police chief stepping down -- protest intensified. And the FBI examining the 911 tapes for clues ABC's Matt -- is in Sanford Florida with the very latest this morning good morning to you man. Hey good morning Josh and it's not just the police chief overnight we're learning that the lead prosecutor in this case also recusing himself. That is that governor of the state of Florida announcing a high level probe into. How trade -- -- -- and what went wrong with that investigation. That was huge crushed into -- -- Sanford late Thursday still protesting. But buoyed by the resignation the two most prominent officials leading the highly scrutinized investigation the true -- Martin's death. Good enough. Late Thursday Florida's governor announcing the county prosecutor handling the case had recused himself. And just hours earlier the city's embattled police chief also stepping down temporarily. There is apparently -- forward in this matter is overture -- The police department has been accused of the series of missteps in the death of the seventeen year old shot to death on -- sidewalk by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmer. Zimmerman -- self defense and has not been charged ABC news was the first to report that investigators failed to interview key witnesses. And did not test Zimmerman for drugs or alcohol. Now this morning new details about Zimmerman the elusive neighborhood watch captain. Who has yet to speak publicly he was arrested for assaulting an officer and domestic violence in 2005. In 2008. Ruled in a police academy. But never became an officer Zimmerman was fascinated by police work carrying -- -- nine handgun while patrolling the neighborhood and called police. 49 times in the past year alone. Two African American -- to -- apparently thinking. Now thousands are saying the man who wanted to be a cop should be behind bars we walked him. -- -- Josh you may remember that petition we talked about calling for Zimmerman arrested has. One point five million signatures right now the biggest. Ever but the big question is where is George Zimmermann police telling us they don't seem to know -- -- shut off nobody's answering the door to his address even his FaceBook page. It off. Police saying since he's not a suspect they have no reason. Follow him Josh and have to believe that we've not heard the very last -- People want to ask a few more questions -- at least are right there.

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