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

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Andrew F. Branca, Esq., is the foremost expert in U.S. self defense law across all 50 states, whose expertise has been used by the the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, numerous other media organizations, as well as many private, state and federal agencies. He is a Massachusetts lawyer, Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and Adjunct Instructor on the Law of Self Defense at the SigSauer Academy in Epping, NH. He regularly lectures and speaks throughout the country on how to protect yourself against both an attack and the legal machine after. Andrew is a multi-division Master-class competitor in IDPA and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He holds or has held concealed carry permits for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Utah, Virginia, and other states.