Cop Uses Trayvon Martin Gun Targets

    In this undated family photo, Trayvon Martin poses for a family photo. The family of the black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer arrived at Sanford City Hall Friday evening March 16, 2012 to listen to recordings of 911 calls police previously refused to release. Police agreed to release the recordings earlier that afternoon. Officials are allowing the family of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to hear the recordings before making them public. Martin's parents previously sued to have the recordings released. A hearing for the case was scheduled for Monday. Martin was fatally shot last month as he returned to a Sanford home during a visit from Miami. His parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, accused Sanford police of botching the investigation and criticized them for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who says he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Martin was not armed. They say the police department hasn't arrested Zimmerman because he is white and their son was black. (AP Photo/HO, Martin Family Photos)

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    A Florida police officer was leading a target practice session with two other officers and a civilian last week when he surprised his pupils by pulling out gun-practice targets with Trayvon Martin’s image on it. When asked if they’d like to use the targets resembling the slain teenager, the group offered a resounding “no.” Now, the officer, Sgt. Ron King, has been fired. “It is absolutely reprehensible that a high-ranking member of the Port Canaveral Police, sworn to protect and serve Floridians, would use the image of a dead child as target practice,” said an attorney for Martin’s parents. Port Canaveral, where King worked, is 50 miles from where Martin was slain.

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