Federal Prosecutors Plan Meeting with Students in Boot Camp Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Federal prosecutors plan to meet today with student protesters in Tallahassee to discuss the boot camp case.

Last week, seven guards and a nurse were acquitted by an all-white Panama City jury in the death of a black 14-year-old.

Department of Justice officials will listen to concerns from members of the Student Coalition for Justice and answer their questions about the federal review.

Florida civil rights leaders called for federal charges hours after the six-member jury exonerated the guards and nurse of manslaughter in state court.

The U.S. Department of Justice in Washington and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tallahassee are reviewing the state's prosecution.

Martin Anderson died a day after being hit and kicked by the guards as the nurse watched. He had collapsed while running laps at the now-closed Bay County Juvenile Boot camp.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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