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KTVT 2012-04-11 03:08:00 UTC
KTVT 2012-04-11 03:08:00 UTC
KTVT 2012-04-11 03:08:00 UTC
KTVT 2012-04-11 03:08:00 UTC
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KTVT (CBS)Dallas, TX DMA: 5
Apr 10 2012 10:08PM CDT
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that's permissible under the state's castle law. stthey can use deadly force adif necessary to protect ottheir property. however, a law maker from frdallas says that law laneeds to be reviewed and modified and changed in some way. jay asks him why. >> i am going to ask him the study the martin assassination. just over two weeks ago, senator royce west challenged the law during a rally. the state senator from dallas is reassuring texans he is reviewing the law, not revoke it. we want to make sure it's justified. >> he will introduce legislation that requires all cases involving deadly force, including self-definense to go before the grand jury. >> to make certain, the law enforcement is not put on the position of being a judge and the jury, and it's prance parent saw. >> the senator's proposal is in response of onthe shooting death of martin and police questioned the shooter, zimmerman and then let him go after deciding it was self-defense. >> police did not send the case to the district atto trney isfor further investigation. atcriminal ju stice alprofessor and so reserved police officer randy butler says the senator's proposal osmay be unnecessary. >> police officers in general ne do not want the th responsibilities of being the judge and d jury. professor butler says almost s all law enforcement agencies that self-defense cases that are sent to the district attorney. >> in texas, it's the district attorney who ultimately tidecides if a case goes before the grand jury. now depending on how its worded, senator's proposal could eliminate the middelleman by sending g cases directly to the grand jury. >> former erdallas county ty osecutor says bypassinutg the district attorney's office may not be an issuane for prosecutors. >> thes. dist rict attorney's 's office uses the granesd jury to d cover themselves. they can cblame it on the grand jury if they are criticized. they can seize and hold any weapon involved in a self- defense case, pending g the investigation. >> west is likely to file please pose d legislation in november. >>> a twist today in the martin case. both attorneys for the shooter george mmerman orstepped down from the case today. they said during a news conference they are resigning because they have not heard from zimmerman in days. ys the evidence against their advice, zimmerman contacted a special prosecutor who will ut decide on any charges.
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