Trayvon Martin Investigation is ‘Ongoing,’ Says AG Eric Holder

September 30, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015
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The investigation into any civil rights crimes in the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case is “ongoing,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday.

Holder, speaking to reporters, said that the Department of Justice will release information on the case as soon as possible.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the case, after fatally shooting Martin in February 2012.

Zimmerman says the killing was in self-defense.

After he was acquitted, the department announced an investigation into whether it would press federal charges against Zimmerman.

Holder was announcing plans to file a lawsuit against North Carolina for its new voter identification law. 

Zimmerman has remained in the public eye since his acquittal. Stories about him have included his going to shop for a shotgun, being pulled over three times, and getting into a dispute with his wife and his wife’s father. 

His wife plans on divorcing him and said that after what has transpired after the acquittal she has doubts about his innocence.

 

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