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Zimmerman Not Guilty: A Lawyer's-Eye View

July 15, 2013


Photo Credit | Jay Scott Smith


"The government didn't have a strong case going in."

Peter Henning, Wayne State University law professor and former federal prosecutor.

Detroit Police say Sunday night's demonstration against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin was peaceful. The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing evidence to see if criminal civil rights against Zimmerman are warranted. But legal experts say it won't be easy for the DOJ to mount a case. Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor, shared his insights on the difficulties of filing a civil rights case. He spoke with WDET's Pat Batcheller. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Photo Credit | Jay Scott Smith. You can see more of Jay's photos of the Detroit protest at his Instagram account