A Florida sheriff on Monday responded to sharp criticism from the Rev. Al Sharpton for not arresting a white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a parking lot dispute last month.
Sharpton criticized the sheriff’s office for not immediately making an arrest in the incident, which left Markeis McGlockton dead in a Clearwater parking lot.
The shooter, Michael Drejka, told deputies he feared for his life. Because of that, Gualtieri chose not to arrest Drejka, saying the state’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law applies in this case.
Sunday, Sharpton called out Gualtieri, saying lock Drejka up, or give up your badge.