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INVESTIGATION FBI Opens Its Own Trayvon File Mario Tama / Getty Images

FBI Opens Its Own Trayvon File

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.

April 2, 2012 4:12 PM