The Department of Justice’s case against George Zimmerman for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 is finally over.
The DOJ announced Tuesday that the department is not filing charges against Zimmerman. This Thursday will mark three years since the shooting. ABC and CBS had reported the announcement earlier citing anonymous sources.
"State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman verdict: We, the jury, find George Zimmerman not guilty," a court official tells the court in footage from The Wall Street Journal.
Zimmerman was found not guilty by the State of Florida in July 2013. The DOJ announced its own investigation into whether Zimmerman violated civil rights in March 2012 — only a month after the shooting.
After going into hiding, Zimmerman has appeared in court multiple times for charges including domestic violence and aggravated assault.
That's the same reason given in the DOJ statement on the case.
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