Trayvon Martin Family Seeks Federal Investigation of Florida Prosecutors, George Zimmerman

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The lawyer for Trayvon Martin's family is filing a formal request with the Justice Department, asking whether Florida prosecutors were negligent in not charging George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who killed him.

The Martin family wants to know why the Florida state attorney Norm Wolfinger allegedly overruled police who wanted to arrest Zimmerman on February 26.

Wolfinger stepped down from the case last month. Angela Corey, Wofinger's replacement has been re-interviewing witnesses and examining evidence.

Trayvon Martin, 17

The case sparked questions nationwide about whether race played a role in the killing, during which Zimmerman insisted he shot Martin in self-defense.

Zimmerman has said he was jumped and threatened in a Sanford, Fla., gated community, and that the attack by Trayvon Martin left him in fear for his life.

Zimmerman's brother said medical records would in fact prove that this was an act of self-defense, even if the police video doesn't show any obvious injuries.

Martin's relatives, including his brother, do not accept that story.

"It's baffling how people just take his word for it as if that's exactly what happened and there's no question about it," Jahvaris Fulton told CBS affiliate WFOR.

A newly released emergency dispatch recording offers more details into the shooting.

The tape shows a second ambulance called to the scene of the shooting was called off, bringing the severity of Zimmerman's injuries into question.

"You can cancel second rescue. Second patient is not gunshot," the dispatcher said.

Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton said she's confident Zimmerman will end up behind bars: "I just truly believe that they're still investigating but things have leaked out and I believe he ultimately is going to be arrested very soon."

Protests over the shooting death of Martin have continued unabated for a month, and moved to Miami Sunday, with thousands called for an arrest.

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