The Maryland senator said federal agencies should focus on whether teen was a victim of racial profiling and if his civil rights were violated.
[Bryan P. Sears] Sen. Ben Cardin
Maryland U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is calling on federal authorities to continue to investigate the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Cardin issued a statement Monday, two days after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of Martin.
"The fact that an unarmed Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman was never in dispute,” Cardin said in an emailed statement. “How and why this young man was shot to death, was left for a jury to determine. Many of us may not agree with the verdict, but we should abide by the wishes of Trayvon's grieving parents and not allow our emotions to cause greater hurt and sadness for any family."