US Commission on Civil Rights to review 'stand your ground' laws

Will gather data from states, interview prosecutors and police; Florida task force will hold hearings as well


By Yamiche Alcindor
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials are taking a closer look at stand-your-ground laws following the national uproar over the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is investigating how race affects the enforcement of stand-your-ground laws across the nation.

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