Florida Cop Invokes ‘Stand Your Ground’ in Jermaine McBean Case

Jermaine McBean
Broward Sheriff's Office via AP

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.
 

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