Florida Sheriff: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Prevents Us From Arresting Shooter - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 23, 2018
A Florida sheriff says that the man who shot and killed another man during an argument over a parking space will not be arrested due to the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, The New York Times reports. “I didn’t make the law – I enforce the law,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who suggested his hands were tied because his department could be sued if it failed to follow the requirements of the law. His office will refer the case to the state attorney’s office to determine whether the shooter should be charged.