1. Trayvon

    Officer: FBI Forced Zimmerman Charges

    FILE - In this April 20, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman appears before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman's attorney was still working Sunday to secure the money for bail and a safe place for the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer to stay. But residents in Sanford, where Martin was killed, don't expect a ruckus once Zimmerman is released. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool, File)

    Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel / AP Photo

    The lead police investigator in the Trayvon Martin case told the FBI that he felt pressured to arrest George Zimmerman and did not feel there was enough evidence. A newly released FBI report said that Sanford Police Officer Chris Serino felt that a sergeant and two other officers were “all pressuring him to file charges against Zimmerman after the incident.” The report did not mention the race of the officers, but sources say that two are black and one is married to a black man. Serino’s statement was included in the more than 300 pages of documents released on Thursday. Another newly released FBI report revealed that investigators found no evidence that racial bias motivated the shooting.

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