Parents visit lawmakers in Washington; family attorney blasts leaks from police

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 8:01am

The parents of Trayvon Martin joined Congressional leaders at a Hate Crimes forum in Washington on Tuesday.

"Everyone who is holding the legacy of Trayvon and making sure he did not indeed die in vain, I would just like to say thank you," said Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father.

More details about their son's life before he was shot and killed continued to surface, including reports he had several brushes with administrators and security at his Miami-Dade High School, and had been suspended at least three times.

That news came as friends of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman continued to insist Martin sparked the deadly confrontation, striking Zimmerman from behind, breaking his nose and slamming his head against the concrete.

Sanford police will only say the scenario is "consistent" with some of the evidence they've gathered and that they're concerned about a potential leak of information.

"We are looking into the leak," promised Acting Chief Darren Scott.

"The leaks are an extension of some conspiracy on behalf of the Sanford police department to exonerate Mr. Zimmerman for killing unarmed Trayvon Martin," countered Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump.

Crump continues to point out the 17 year old had no police record and no history of violence, part of a complete picture of the incident he says police continue to ignore.

"It has never been a fair and impartial investigation," Crump complained.

A concern shared by thousands across the country who continue to protest and push for an arrest in the case.

It doesn't appear that will happen anytime soon.

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