Congresswoman Corrine Brown made the following statement:
"State Attorney Angela Corey's decision to file charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin is a positive first step towards some closure on this tragedy. From the very beginning, following my 5.5 hour meeting with the Sanford Chief of Police, City Manager, Mayor, and City Commissioner Williams, I have believed that there was sufficient evidence for an arrest. Millions of people around the world came to the same conclusion.
We can all identify with Trayvon's parents and share their pain. When I met with them, I assured them I would do everything I could to make sure justice was served for their son. There can be no happy ending in this story, but people need to believe that the system works fairly for everyone and this development is a good sign."