Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

By Julianne Hing Oct 02, 2014

The chances of exacting some kind of accountability for George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin are dimming, the Washington Post reports. The Justice Department’s open investigation into whether or not Zimmerman’s actions constituted a federal civil rights violations will likely conclude with no charges. 

The Washington Post’s Sari Horwitz reported:

The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it.

Investigators still want to "dot their i’s and cross their t’s," said one official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the matter.

This week GQ published a look at where the Zimmerman family is today, two years on from 17-year-old Martin’s death.