DOJ Wants Your Help in Zimmerman Case

Sets up public email address for tips

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 18, 2013 6:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Justice Department is asking for the public's help in its investigation into George Zimmerman, Fox News reports. A public email address (Sanford.Florida@usdoj.gov) is up and running, and ready to collect any tips you may have on him; Eric Holder previously said the DOJ will "consider all available information." Officials tell the Washington Post the email was set up "because of interest in this matter," and the paper calls the move an "unusual" one. But Fox News reports it's pretty much standard procedure when it comes to highly publicized cases like Zimmerman's.

Still, don't expect a response if you write in. "Unfortunately, the Department will not be able to respond to all messages received," the DOJ said in a statement. But police are still responding to those angered by the case: The Los Angeles Times reports that 17 people were arrested last night after a Victorville rally unraveled. And this morning, Trayvon Martin's parents spoke out in their first post-verdict interview. Mom Sybrina Fulton tells CBS This Morning she was "stunned" Zimmerman wasn't found guilty of second-degree murder. To President Obama: "make sure all the Ts were crossed and the Is were dotted," requests Fulton.

In this image from video, George Zimmerman smiles after a not guilty verdict was handed down in his trial at the Seminole County Courthouse, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/TV Pool)
Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at the annual NAACP convention, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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