George Zimmerman wasn’t arrested in Ferguson, Mo., a few days ago, and he wasn’t at Michael Brown’s funeral.
The bogus report was posted on “satire” website National Report last week. It said that he was following two black teenagers before getting nabbed by police.
Another bogus report said that he was at the funeral of Michael Brown. That’s also not true and was posted on a satire website.
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Zimmerman, according to reports a few weeks ago, is still in Florida trying to lay low. He was spotted outside of a Florida gun shop late last month, ABC reported.
A Florida police report said he was sitting in a truck outside of a gun store just after midnight on Sunday. Police said Zimmerman was “very cooperative” and he had the owner’s permission to be on the property.
And a couple days ago, civil rights investigators are slated to head back to Florida to continue work on the Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.
The Orlando Sentinel said investigators will interview a friend of Zimmerman’s. He was interviewed several weeks ago by two DOJ civil rights attorneys, but he’ll get another one this week.
And the other person who will get interviewed is Shiping Bao, the former assistant Volusia County medical examiner who did the autopsy for Martin. Bao said he was previously interviewed by the DOJ.
Bao said that the agent’s questions were focused on whether Zimmerman, 30, violated Martin’s rights.