U.S. Looks at Verdict

     WASHINGTON – After a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the U.S. Justice Department noted Monday that its investigation of the case is still open.
     “The Department of Justice’s Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial,” it said in a statement. “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department’s policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial.”

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