Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Justice Makes Statement On Trayvon Martin Case

Great Public Interest In Zimmerman Case Says DOJ

The Department of Justice is receiving many questions and comments about the recently concluded George Zimmerman trial and inquires about whether the DOJ will be filing suit against Zimmerman for alleged Federal violations he may have committed against Trayvon Martin.

The DOJ has issued this statement:

"As the Department first acknowledged last year, we have an open investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. The Department of Justice's Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial.

"Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department's policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial.”

Because of interest in this matter, the Department of Justice has set up an e-mail address to receive correspondence concerning the federal investigation. They say they will not be able to respond to all messages received.

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