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George Zimmerman civil rights violations ruling coming soon? Eric Holder hints Trayvon Martin murder decision coming [VIDEO]

Glenn Minnis
By Glenn Minnis @glennnyc
on Mar 20, 2014 02:23 PM EDT
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George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after the jury delivered a not guilty verdict in his trial for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in
George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after the jury delivered a not guilty verdict in his trial for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida, July 13, 2013. (Photo : Reuters)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder strongly hinted on Thursday that the government will soon determine if George Zimmerman will face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin.

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A self-appointed neighborhood watch patrolman, Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury of murder charges last year and soon thereafter the federal government announced that the Justice Department would be probing the case for any civil rights violations that might have occurred.

The 17-year-old Martin was unarmed and just steps away from the doorsteps of his father's gated community home when Zimmerman ignored a police dispatcher's stern advice to cease with following the teen, whom he later admitted he thought looked suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie.

"We are still in the process of doing the kinds of investigative things and analysis that are necessary before we can make the determination," Holder told MyNews13.com. "So that matter's ongoing."

In a video released just last week, Zimmerman claimed he now wants to attend law school and perhaps become a civil right attorney, even though since being acquitted he's and several run-ins with police, including being arrested on domestic violence charges.

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