Sharpton criticized Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri at a Sunday rally for Markeis McGlockton.
McGlockton was shot on July 19 by Michael Drejka in Clearwater, according to FOX13 Tampa Bay. Drekja told deputies he feared for his life and police at the time shot not to arrest him, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
“This case should not be tried in a parking lot of a convenience store,” Sharpton said. “It should be tried in a courtroom.”
Gualtieri was asked about Sharpton’s comments Monday during a press conference for an unrelated investigation.
“It's a bunch of rhetoric. I don't pay much attention to it, to tell you the truth. I wasn't there, and I don't really care what Al Sharpton has to say,” Gualtieri said. “Go back to New York. Mind your own business.”