Justice Department Puts Hold on the Return of Zimmerman’s Gun
The United States Department of Justice just doesn’t want to make life any easier for George Zimmerman apparently.
The DoJ has put a hold on all evidence related to the case, which includes Zimmerman’s Kel Tec PF9 handgun, which, under Florida law, should be returned to him.
According to the Daily Mail,
WESH-TV in Orlando reported Thursday afternoon that police had confirmed the evidence ‘hold,’ meaning that everything related to the trial, from Zimmerman’s gun to the Skittles and iced tea Martin was carrying when the pair’s altercation began, will remain in the hands of law enforcement.
The DOJ did not immediately respond to questions about whether it will take custody of the evidence, or when that might occur.
US Attorney General Eric Holder, who answers directly to President Barack Obama, said earlier in the week the Department of Justice would continue its investigation on possible civil rights violations by George Zimmerman against Trayvon Martin.
An FBI report from 2012 found that race was not a factor in the shooting and found no reason to pursue a civil rights case against Zimmerman.
The DoJ has gone as far as to setup an email address where people can email tips that might help prove Zimmerman is a racist.