Hummm 776.013 does not apply because it is about HOME DEFENSE.<quoted text>
Hopefully Rouge now understands what 'probable cause' means. He might also take a closer look at 776.032 and notice where it says that a court finds if a defendant is immune from prosecution under "SYG". The arrest and filing of charges conform to the probable cause standard. Immunity per 776.012, 776.013, and 776.031 is decided according to the preponderance of evidence in a hearing before a court of law.
It is not decided by the arresting officer or a prosecutor.
Zimmerman was properly arrested and charged under the applicable standard.
And 776.O31 does not apply because it deals with the defense of others.
Again Chief Lee did not arrest George Zimmerman because the law would not allow him, and nothing more. And he was fired for upholding the law.
Ex-Police Chief claims he was pressured, then fired for not arresting Zimmerman:'They just wanted an arrest'
Jul. 10, 2013 9:07pm Jason Howerton
Former Sanford, Fla., police chief Bill Lee on CNN Wednesday claimed he was fired last year because he refused to arrest George Zimmerman just to appease an outraged public. Hey says there wasnt enough evidence to warrant an arrest in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a fact that didnt matter to some city officials.
When he refused to make the arrest, Lee claims he was fired from his position after just 10 months on the job. Officials argued they let Lee go because the public and elected officials had lost trust in him.
I had one of the city commissioners come to me on two different occasions and say,All we want is an arrest. And I explained to them,Well, you just cant do that, you have to have probable cause to arrest somebody. And it was related to me that they just wanted an arrest, they didnt care if it got dismissed later. And you dont do that, Lee told CNNs George Howell.
When asked how Zimmerman was able to remain free for 40 days after shooting Martin, Lee said the evidence just wasnt there.