FL State Attorney Angela Corey fires whistleblower in Trayvon Martin case

Information techonology director raised concerns in Trayvon Martin case

David Bauerlein
The Florida Times-Union

State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.”

The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law for retaining documents, and noted he was questioned in March when the office was trying to determine who had leaked personnel information obtained through a computer breach.

In an interview Friday, Kruidbos denied the allegations in the letter, which was written by Cheryl Peek, the managing director of the State Attorney’s Office…

…In January, he used computer software technology to extract photographs and text messages from the source file in Martin’s cellphone. Kruidbos was able to recover more information than the Florida Department of Law Enforcement obtained previously.

Kruidbos said he became concerned that lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda might not have turned over Kruidbos’ report to defense attorneys…


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Related: Why Did Trayvon Martin Attack George Zimmerman?

…nothing matters prior to the moments in which Zimmerman decided to pull out and use his gun, and fortunately for Zimmerman the period immediately preceding that moment is witnessed by the only reliable eyewitness to the immediate encounter, John Good, who steps out onto his patio, sees what he testifies to, asks Trayvon to stop, and returns inside to call 911 just before Zimmerman shoots Trayvon.

Had Trayvon ceased when Good asked him to, and released the well-pounded Zimmerman, and had Zimmerman then shot him, it clearly would not have been self-defense. But the evidence suggests that Trayvon was still leaning over Zimmerman when he was shot. Had police arrived prior to Zimmerman’s shooting, Trayvon would probably, as O’Mara argued yesterday in closing, have been charged with aggravated battery and probably have already done his time in juvie and been released. But he didn’t stop, and the police didn’t arrive in time, and he got shot through the heart…


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Also, Mark Steyn: Zimmerman case’s legal absurdities astound



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