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Trayvon Officer: FBI Forced Zimmerman Charges Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel / AP Photo

Officer: FBI Forced Zimmerman Charges

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.

July 12, 2012 11:36 PM