Holder DOJ Drops Sham Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin after being attacked by the Florida juvenile, was at a Florida gun show last March signing autographs.
Zimmerman told local reporters he still walks around armed and with a bullet proof vest for protection.
Today the Holder Department of Justice announced it will not be filing civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
While the public waits for a Justice Department announcement over two separate investigations spurred by the summer shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the department is going to first announce its findings in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed.
Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
The case sparked intense discussions over race in America because Martin was walking to his home with only Skittles and an iced tea in his hands.
Florida prosecutors tried to convict Zimmerman of state-level murder and manslaughter charges, but in July 2013 a jury acquitted him, saying prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case.