FBI Launches ‘Parallel Investigation’ Into Trayvon Martin Case
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is officially involved in the Trayvon Martin case, conducting its own inquiry into the Feb. 26 killing of the teenager in Sanford, Fla., to determine, for one, whether shooter George Zimmerman zeroed in on Martin for any racially motivated reasons. —KA
Although the Justice Department two weeks ago publicly announced it would examine potential civil rights violations, the arrival of bureau agents represents a new phase in inquiries into the case.
A senior law enforcement official confirmed that one potential piece of evidence is records of Zimmerman’s prior 911 calls to police dispatchers.
Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot to death in a gated residential community in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26.