PENSACOLA (AP) _ Attorneys for seven Panama City juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse acquitted by local jurors in the beating death of a 14-year-old detainee say a new Obama administration might increase chances of a federal indictment against the eight.
More than a year after the jury exonerated the former camp employees in state court, a U.S. attorney's investigation of possible civil rights and obstruction of justice violations continues.
U.S. attorneys are appointed by the president, and some turnover is expected within Florida's Northern Judicial District.
The victim, Martin Lee Anderson, was black. The jury was all white. The guards were white, black and Asian.
Pictured above is Martin Lee Anderson.