$91,000 added to George Zimmerman trial tab

Officials say amount was spent on safety, public information, planning, operations

Published On: Aug 09 2013 04:18:40 PM EDT
George Zimmerman, 7-13-2013

The George Zimmerman trial cost Seminole County government $91,000.

County officials said Friday that amount was spent on safety, public information, planning and operations.

The $91,000 is on top of the $320,000 that the Seminole County Sheriff's Office spent on overtime and equipment costs for the trial. About $33,000 of that amount was allotted for sequestering jurors during the three week trial.

Zimmerman was acquitted last month of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He claimed he shot the Miami teen last year in self-defense.

The acquittal has inspired protests nationwide and calls for a boycott of Florida until the state changes its self-defense law.