Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/John Raoux)

In an unusual move, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is collecting feedback from Americans for its investigation into whether to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

Justice officials said the move comes "because of interest in this matter." People can e-mail Sanford.Florida@usdoj.gov if they have thoughts on how the department should proceed.

It's not clear how much bearing the feedback will have on the decision, which Justice officials have said will be made by "experienced federal prosecutors."