Legal battle over Zimmerman verdict not over - Tucson News Now

Legal battle over Zimmerman verdict not over

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

While the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman came in over the weekend, the legal battle is far from over.

People here in Arizona and across the nation are calling on the Department of Justice to step in and investigate the Zimmerman case as a civil rights matter.

Protests all over the country followed this weekend's verdict.  Some people wore hoodies, others held poster with Trayvon Martin's face, most demonstrations were peaceful, but police did arrest some people in Los Angeles.

A Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder but the legal battle is far from over.  The NAACP wants federal prosecutors to file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

Whether the Department of Justice picks up the investigation could have impacts on cases in Arizona, due to similar ‘Stand-Your-Ground' laws that played a key role in Zimmerman's defense.

The Justice Department stated it is reviewing the case.  However, no word yet on whether any action will be taken.

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