April 16th, 2010
05:16 PM ET

Feds: No civil right charges in teen's boot camp death

More than four years after the death of 14-year-old Florida boot camp inmate Martin Lee Anderson, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced no federal criminal civil rights charges will be filed against eight staff members.

The announcement effectively closes the case.

"After a careful and thorough review, a team of experienced federal prosecutors and FBI agents determined that the evidence was insufficient to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges. Accordingly, the investigation into this incident has been closed," the Justice Department said in a news release.

In 2007, a Florida jury found seven guards and a nurse not guilty of manslaughter and related charges in Anderson's death. Anderson was African-American, and the guards were white and African-American.

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  1. commonsense

    "Anderson was African-American, and the guards were white and African-American."
    WTH does this have to do with anything? I'm so sick of hearing about race.

    April 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Proud Sponsor of Justice

    So what happened then. Why is he dead under the care of 8 people?

    April 17, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sherlock

    If this young man's father had been in the picture, he wouldn't have ended up in a boot camp.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |