The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly ordered the Sanford Police Department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman’s trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, including his Kal-Tech PF-9 gun. This is a sign that the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is seriously investigating this case to see if George Zimmerman should be charged with civil rights violations.
Even though George Zimmerman was acquitted of Trayvon Martin’s murder last Saturday, civil rights violations would provide an exception to the U.S. Constitution’s protection against double jeopardy after a defendant is acquitted in a state or local jurisdation.
WESH-TV reports Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara said he thinks it would be best for the gun to be destroyed.
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