“The encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement, or conversely if he had identified himself to Martin as a concerned citizen and initiated dialog in an effort to dispel each party’s concern.” That’s the conclusion of the Sanford Police Department’s report after George Zimmerman shot Florida teen Trayvon Martin, according to usatoday.com.”There is no indication that Trayvon Martin was involved in any criminal activity at the time of the encounter.” Yes but—
Among the evidence was an audio interview of Zimmerman’s father, Robert, in the Seminole state attorney’s office March 19. The father, under oath, says the person crying for help on the 911 tape is “absolutely, positively George Zimmerman.”
“That was George and he was not just yelling, he sounded like he was screaming for his life,” the elder Zimmerman said.
Serino said that on Feb. 28, he played the 911 tapes for Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father.
“I asked Mr. Martin if the voice calling for help was that of his son. Mr. Martin, clearly emotionally impacted by the recording, quietly responded ‘no.’ “
Also, FWIW, Martin’s autopsy report revealed that he had THC in his system at the time of his death.
Now, why the hell doesn’t the Florida State Attorney’s Office pdf tonight’s document release (“A large cache of reports, documents, photos and other descriptions of evidence in the case”) and put them on line? Why hasn’t USA Today or the AP or any of the other mainstream media outlets rushing to “print” on this done the same?
TTAG will link ASAP. Meanwhile, there’s an interesting headline at ABC News: Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman’s Version of Trayvon Martin Shooting. Click here for a miamiherald.com photo gallery of images from the freshly released evidence.