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'Rachel's Law the Movie' being shown on the big screen in Tallahassee

Posted at 11:34 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 07:15:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — More than a decade later, Rachel Hoffman's parents say they're still seeking justice for their daughter.

Hoffman was killed in a drug deal gone wrong in 2008 after Tallahassee Police made her a confidential police informant.

The documentary "Rachel's Law" tells her story and how they reached a change in legislation a year later.

Florida passed a law in 2009, called "Rachel's Law", to better protect CI's. The law pushes law enforcement to consider the maturity of each informant and to give them the right of counsel upon request.

Hoffman's mom tells us she hopes the documentary helps spread this law to a national scale.

"We were able to make a dream come true for my daughter's mention and her legacy," said Margie Weiss, Rachael's mother. "It's how I keep her alive."

Weiss told us she's comforted by the fact that the people responsible for Hoffman's death are in jail and that TPD, as well as the city, admitted negligence in the case.

You can catch an exclusive screening of "Rachel's Law the Movie" at the Challenger Learning Center this Sunday, September 22, at 4 p.m., before it goes into the festival market.

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