*WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) issued the following statement regarding the recent verdict in the George Zimmerman trial on the 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin:
“The tragic and unnecessary death of young Trayvon Martin has shaken families and communities across this nation. The recent verdict has stirred national unrest and emotional outrage, leaving unanswered questions that must be answered. I support the recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Holder to conduct a thorough federal investigation of the case to determine if the civil rights of Trayvon Martin have been violated.
“We must ensure that a devastating tragedy like this never happens again and that our young sons and daughters regardless of their race, creed or background are safe to walk the streets of our communities without the fear of harassment or possibly losing their life. Let us continue to keep the Martin family in our prayers and thoughts as they grieve the loss of their beloved son and seek peace and justice.”