By Arelis R. Hernandez
Sanford police confirmed that within the last hour they had delivered boxes of evidence from their investigation into George Zimmerman to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Orlando office.
Capt. Jim McAuliffe said the delivery — which includs the gun used the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot — was shipped off to the federal agency at their request.
The U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation shortly after the unarmed black teenager’s shooting death more than a year ago but have not filed any criminal charges.
George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter earlier this month after mortally wounding the Miami Gardens 17-year-old in a Feb. 26, 2012 encounter inside a Sanford gated community.
Sanford police did not immediately arrest Zimmerman after he claimed he shot the teen in self-defense.