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Congresswoman Corrine Brown Demands Full Investigation into Death of Trayvon Martin

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Today, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, along with Sanford Mayor Jeffrey Triplett, met with Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Thomas Perez, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Roy Austin, Jr.

Both Congresswoman Brown and Mayor Triplett requested that the Department of Justice do everything in its power to ensure that justice is served in the Trayvon Martin investigation. Congresswoman Brown also requested that the actions of the Sanford Police Department be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that they have appropriate and consistent procedures in place for future criminal actions.

Mayor Triplett said he is "very thankful for Congresswoman Brown for arranging the meeting" and he "looks forward to working with the Justice Department to make sure the investigation is as transparent and fair as possible."

"The Department of Justice officials pledged a complete and thorough investigation with no stone unturned, and in fact, they already have personnel on the ground in Sanford investigating the incident," said Congresswoman Brown. "It is critical that the residents of Florida and citizens of the United States nationwide know that the U.S. justice system is fair and working properly," continued the Congresswoman.

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