In The Case Of Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Will Not Have Federal Civil Charges Against Him
|In The Case Of Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman |
Will Not Have Federal Civil Charges Against Him
The decision closes the federal investigation.
"This young man's premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface," Holder said in a statement.
"We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future."
Zimmerman shot Trayvon, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012, as the teen walked back to a relative's home after purchasing snacks at a convenience store in Sanford, Fla.
The federal investigation resumed after Zimmerman's acquittal in state court.
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Federal investigators reviewed the evidence generated by Florida's investigation and prosecution and independently conducted 75 witness interviews and reviewed other encounters Zimmerman had with law enforcement in Florida,
The Justice Department said. Federal authorities also retained an independent bio mechanical expert who assessed Zimmerman's descriptions of his struggle with Trayvon and the shooting.