A task force reviewing Florida's "stand your ground" law will be in Cutler Bay on Thursday. The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection is holding meetings around the state to get input from the public.
Thursday's meeting will be held at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center located at 10950 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay. The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During an earlier meeting, members of the task force expressed support for the statute's core provision that deadly force can be used if necessary to prevent death or serious injury.
In a meeting in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, members of the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection voiced strong approval of the notion that citizens have no duty to retreat if seriously threatened.
The committee is holding a series of meetings around the state in advance of making recommendations to Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature about possible changes to the law.
Opponents of the law, including the parents of a young man who say it kept their son's killer from being charged, have called for its overhaul or repeal.
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford in February. It took more than five weeks for charges to be filled against the shooter, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman said the shooting was in self-defense. He is awaiting trial for 2nd degree murder.