By Andrew Branca
July 2, 2013

Hey folks,

Well, we already knew from Chris Serino’s testimony yesterday that he was under considerable outside pressure to bring charges against Zimmerman:

Zimmerman Trial Day 6 – Analysis & Video – State’s witness Chris Serino seriously undermines charge

We also know from the FBI report of their interview with him that he felt such charges were unwarranted:

Zimmerman Trial: Evidentiary Flashback: Investigator Serino Tells FBI He Was Pressured to Bring Charges

But did you also know that Investigator Serino, a law enforcement office with 30 years of experience and obviously deemed competent enough by his superiors to lead a cross-departmental investigation of the Trayvon Martin shooting, was demoted to patrolman after he failed to recommend second degree murder charges against George Zimmerman?

120626 Christopher Serino demoted to partrolman – CBS News

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

–-Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Andrew F. Branca is a Massachusetts lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog (autographed copies available) and (paperback and Kindle), the NRA Store, Gun Digest, and many other re-sellers.

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