U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today expressed full support for the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the avoidable shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.  An unarmed Martin, 17, was shot in Sanford, FL on his way home from a convenience store by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

“I am pleased that the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice will join with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating the tragic, avoidable shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  I also support the Justice Department’s decision to send the Community Relations Service to Sanford to help defuse tensions while the investigation is being conducted.  I join all Americans in wanting a full and complete investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to ensure that justice is served.”