03 April 2012

george zimmerman - trayvon martin twin lakes shooting incident police initial report

via: prothink.org trayvon martin/george zimmerman saga continues

we havent been really paying too much attention to the trayvon martin shooting incident other than to note how it appears that "the media" and others, seem to be using it in some desperate attempt to get a race war going.

lately, there's been some controversy over police surveillance cam footage of zimmerman's arrival at the police station and how it doesnt appear to show him with any injuries, such as zimmerman's claim to having been in a struggle with martin which resulted in wounds to the back of his head and nose.

however, a reading of the initial police report, shows that the policeman, timothy smith, wrote (.pdf page 3) that

"while i was in such close contact with zimmerman, i could observe that his back appeared to be wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground.

zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and back of his head.

shortly after securing zimmerman, officer ricardo ayala arrived on the scene. i advised officer ayala that i had not made contact with the black male subject laying on the ground. i observed officer ayala make contact with the subject and attempt to get a response, but was met with negative results. shortly after this, other officers began to arrive on scene along with sfd [sanford fire department] rescue 38 who began to give aid to the subject laying on the ground.

zimmerman was placed in the rear of my police vehicle and was given first aid by sfd. while the sfd was attending to zimmerman, i over heard him state 'i was yelling for someone to help me, but no one would help me.' at no point did i question zimmerman about the incident that had taken place. once zimmerman was cleared by the sfd, he was transported to the sanford police department."
so it seems likely that the fire department personnel cleaned up zimmerman's wounds and probably dusted potentially infectious causing matter like grass clippings and dirt off his clothing and that's probably why no visual evidence of them like blood, arent readily apparent in the grainy low-quality surveillance video.
click here to download four page .pdf [225 kb]
from the sanford, florida government official website: