Holder Steps In To Prevent Zimmerman From Getting His Gun Back

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By  David Martosko– Daily Caller

The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by  Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department  to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman’s second-degree  murder trial – including the exonerated neighborhood watch volunteer’s  gun.

Sanford police confirmed on Thursday that the  DOJ asked the agency not to return any pieces of evidence to their owners.  Zimmerman was expected to get his firearm back by month’s end.

The development is a sign that the criminal  section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is seriously  investigating Zimmerman to determine if federal civil rights charges should be  filed.

But Holder himself confirmed on Tuesday  during the NAACP’s annual convention that the Justice Department still has an  open investigation into Zimmerman’s actions on Feb. 26, 2012.

‘I am concerned about this case,’ Holder told  the assembled black civil rights activists, ‘and as we confirmed last spring,  the Justice Department has an open investigation into it.’

‘While that inquiry is ongoing, I can promise  that the Department of Justice will consider all available information before  determining what action to take.’

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