Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed.

The attorney general made the comments in an appearance before a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Holder said the department will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence in the Martin matter. One of the department’s top priorities, said Holder, is preventing and combating youth violence and victimization.

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The Justice Department launched an investigation of the Martin killing three weeks ago.

Read more at Official Wire. By Pete Yost And Suzanne Gamboa, AP.

Photo Credit: The Aspen Institute (Creative Commons)

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