On Monday, a sheriff in Florida reacted to sharp criticism from Reverend Al Sharpton for not arresting a white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a parking lot dispute last month.
Sharpton Criticizes Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri at a Sunday Session for Markeis McGlockton
McGlockton was shot dead by Clearwater on 19 July by Michael Drejka, according to FOX13 Tampa Bay. Drekja told the deputies that he feared for his life, and at the time police did not arrest him, citing the country's "Stand Your Ground"
"This case should not be on a grocery store car park be tried, "Sharpton said. "It should be negotiated in a courtroom."
Gualtieri was questioned during a press conference on Monday for an unrelated inquiry into Sharpton's comments.
"It's a lot of rhetoric, I do not pay much attention to telling you the truth, I was not there and I do not care what Al Sharpton has to say," Gualtieri said. "Go back to New York, take care of your own affairs."
"Go back to New York, take care of your own affairs."
In a statement to the Tampa Bay Times compared a spokeswoman for Sharpton to the sheriff's comments on "those of sheriffs from the 1960s who used to call civil rights activists invited by victims," outside of agitators.
Sharpton plans to continue to come to Clearwater regardless of Gualtieri's comments.
Florida prosecutors said they will review the case last week, Pinellas County District Attorney said there was no time limit on how long it would take to review the case and determine if Drejka should be prosecuted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.