FBI Asks Police Not to Return Gun to Zimmerman

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Following Saturday's Zimmerman trial verdict, it was announced that George Zimmerman would be getting back the gun which was used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But it seems as though this has now changed.

According to Fox News, the FBI has asked that Sanford authorities not give Zimmerman his gun back. This could serve as further confirmation that the Department of Justice is seriously considering whether or not to file a civil rights case against Zimmerman.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that his department would consider all possible information before deciding to move forward with a case.

Fox News reports that amid pressure from the NAACP and lawmakers, the department expanded its probe Wednesday by setting up a public email address asking for any tips or information regarding the Zimmerman case.

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