Federal Probe Continues Into Treyvon Martin Shooting
By: Renee Montagne and Carrie Johnson
July 15, 2013
A Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman for shooting teenager Trayvon Martin does not mean the end of this legal odyssey. The U.S. Justice Department is empowered to go after hate crimes and civil rights violations motivated by racial animus. And the Feds can weigh in if local police or authorities fail to do their jobs from a policing standpoint.
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