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Florida Cop Invokes 'Stand Your Ground' in Jermaine McBean Case

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    Florida Cop Invokes 'Stand Your Ground' in Jermaine McBean Case
    Broward Sheriff's Office via AP
    (Inset)In this photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office is Broward sheriff's deputy Peter Peraza, who has been charged with manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of 33-year-old Jermaine McBean, who was carrying only an air rifle and may have been unable to hear police commands because he was listening to music through earbuds.

    A Florida cop indicted for shooting a man who was walking with an unloaded air rifle is invoking the state's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law in a bid to avoid trial, NBC News reported.

    Broward Sheriff's deputy Peter Peraza argues in a court document that he should be immune from prosecution in the death of Jermaine McBean and asked for a hearing to determine if the case should be dismissed.

    A grand jury indicted Peraza on a manslaughter charge in December. He was the first law enforcement officer in the county to face charges for shooting a civilian on duty since 1980.