Hundreds of college students have joined the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for a march on the Capitol.
They're protesting the death of a teenager after he had been repeatedly struck and kneed at a juvenile boot camp in Panama City.
The family of 14-year-old Martin Anderson also was in the crowd.
Just Thursday, the state's top law enforcement officer resigned amid criticism over his handling of the death investigation and a joke he made.
The Miami Herald reports that Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Guy Tunnell compared Senator Barack Obama to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and Reverend Jesse Jackson to the outlaw Jesse James at a meeting of department heads.
Gov. Jeb Bush called the joke “inappropriate.''
Tunnell had started the boot camp when he was Bay County's sheriff. His agency was investigating the death until it was taken off the case by a special prosecutor appointed by Bush.