At least a part.
Angela Corey, the State Attorney in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, and who was assigned by governor Rick Scott to serve as Special Prosecutor to investigate the Trayvon Martin case, fired Ben Kruidbos, the information technology director for the State Attorney’s office, because he had disclosed her office’s failure to provide full discovery to Zimmerman’s defense team, as required by law.
During the trial, Alan Dershowitz, a legal scholar who held a teaching position at Harvard , and attorney who served on O.J. Simpson’s defense team, for filing a probable cause affidavit that he claims was too thin for a 2nd-degree murder charge. That she had filed a misleading affidavit in the Zimmerman case; Dershowitz predicted that it would be thrown out by a judge. On April 12, 2012, Seminole County Judge Mark Herr found the affidavit legally sufficient to establish probable cause and ordered Zimmerman to appear for his arraignment on May 29, 2012.
Some critics, including Dershowitz, believe that Corey, an elected official, treated her press conference as a sort of campaigning opportunity. A Reuters article also indicates that some of Zimmerman’s neighbors who claimed they saw signs of injury on Zimmerman the day after the shooting “said they spoke to Sanford police and the FBI in their investigations but did not recall speaking to the office of special prosecutor Angela Corey”.
In response to his harsh criticism, Dershowitz claims Corey called Harvard Law School and, “threatened to sue the institution, get me disciplined by the Bar, and made accusations of libel and slander”.
Martin’s cell phone photos reportedly depict, among other things, a clump of jewelry on a bed, underage nude females, marijuana plants, as well as a hand menacingly holding a semiautomatic pistol.
Zimmerman’s attorneys were reportedly seeking sanctions against the state for not properly turning over the evidence from Martin’s phone.
So? She broke the law, then goes after her critics, and then fires the whistle-blower. No doubt, we’ll see her soon. Working in the Kenyan’s arsenal of lawyers at the Injustice Department.
Judge Debra Nelson said she would revisit the matter at the trial’s end. Wanna bet whatever comes from that one?