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Was George Zimmerman a 'wannabe cop?'

  • Zimmerman claims he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense
  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder

Prosecutors today tried to paint George Zimmerman as a wannabe cop, showing that his interest in law enforcement went back years. 

Zimmerman applied to become a police officer in Virginia but was rejected due to bad credit. Zimmerman went on to take criminal justice classes and he applied for a ride along with Sanford, Florida, police officers.

Did the prosecution succeed in convincing the jury that Zimmerman was a wannabe cop? Jane Velez-Mitchell debates it in the Lion’s Den with her panel of legal experts.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook and follow Jane on Twitter.

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