Source: Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel
New records released by prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder case show federal civil rights investigators interviewed dozens of his friends, neighbors and coworkers, but found no one who said Zimmerman was a racist.
FBI agents interviewed an array of people involved in Zimmerman’s life, including several coworkers. None said they had ever known him to show racial bias. One who saw him the day after the shooting said Zimmerman was “beat up physically and emotionally.”
Agents also interviewed Chris Serino, the Sanford police department’s lead investigator in the case. He told agents he believed Zimmerman had pursued Trayvon Martin “based on his attire,” and not “skin color.” Zimmerman, he said, has a “little hero complex” but is not a racist.
The FBI also talked to local gun shop and gun range managers. One said Zimmerman came in weeks after the shooting and said “his life was in danger and he needs more guns.” It was unclear if Zimmerman made any purchases.
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