FBI Opens Its Own Trayvon File

    SANFORD, FL - MARCH 31: Trayvon Martin supporters march through the historically African American community of Goldsboro on their way to an NAACP rally in front of the Sanford Police Department on March 31, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman while on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous were amongst the supporters demanding Zimmerman's arrest. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    A “parallel investigation” into the Trayvon Martin case being conducted by the FBI is examining whether or not the shooting was racially motivated. A special prosecutor for the state of Florida is also currently looking into Martin’s case, as is the Justice Department. A law enforcement official told reporters that the record of 911 calls made by shooter George Zimmerman may provide critical evidence of a pattern of racial profiling in the months leading up to Martin’s shooting. Craig Sonner, Zimmerman’s lawyer, has adamantly denied that his client’s actions were motivated by race.

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