The decision by a Florida jury to acquit the man accused of murdering an unarmed African American has triggered protests across the US. President Barack Obama urged Americans to respect the jury's decision.
The man who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 will not face federal charges, the United States Justice Department says. George Zimmerman was previously acquitted of second-degree murder by a state jury.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin has outraged many people in the US. Many believe that race played a role in the case.
A Florida jury has convicted a man on charges relating to an unarmed black teenager's death in a dispute over loud music. A mistrial was declared after jurors were unable to reach a verdict on the main charge of murder.
US President Barack Obama has urged people to "respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son," after a Florida court cleared George Zimmerman of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin.