New Evidence Released In Trayvon Martin Case
New FBI evidence released today is believed to be able to shed some light on George Zimmerman’s shady and suspect demeanor before, during and after the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Florida’s state attorney released FBI reports Thursday that may shed light on whether race played a role the night George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed teen.
The investigative reports are amid evidence in the second-degree murder case released by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey to Zimmerman’s attorney.
The U.S. Department of Justice took up a civil rights investigation following allegations that race played a part in the killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, in February in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.
An official conclusion in the Justice Department’s investigation is not expected as part of the evidence release, though details about some of the interviews will be turned over to Zimmerman’s attorney.
Among the evidence released Thursday are details about federal interviews with more than 30 people, including key members of the Sanford Police Department and Zimmerman’s friends, according to court documents. Also expected released were details about interviews with agents of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, who arrested Zimmerman in 2005 on suspicion of battery against a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice.