George Zimmerman Police Video: No Signs of Injury, Blood After Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Police surveillance video footage of George Zimmerman hours after he shot Trayvon Martin does not appear to show any injuries or bloodstains on the man who claims he killed the Florida teen in self defense February 26.
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His attorney says the video is too grainy to be revealing, however.

The footage, obtained by ABC News late Wednesday, shows the handcuffed Zimmerman getting out of the police car, unaided, and walking into the police station where he was escorted after the shooting in Sanford, Fla. Watch:

In the police tape, taken about four hours after the deadly incident, there are no visible signs of injuries to Zimmerman's head or blood on his clothes.

However, he is wearing a red jacket, which could obscure a lot.

Zimmerman's attorney Craig Sonner described the video as "very grainy" on NBC's Today, noting that Zimmerman had been "cleaned-up" and received first aid care in the hours between the incident and his arrival at the police station.

Sonner previously said that his client suffered a broken nose and a gash to his head during the altercation in which he says Zimmerman feared for his life.

Appearing on CNN Wednesday, Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump called the video “the smoking gun,” proving the self-defense allegation is not true.

“I think the video speaks for itself. You don’t see any broken nose. You don’t see any blood on his head. You don’t see any stuff on the back of his clothes."

"You have to ask why did this police chief, state attorney and now this acting police chief conspire to protect George Zimmerman for killing this unarmed teenager?"

A neighborhood watch volunteer, Zimmerman was released without being charged. The Trayvon Martin case has since become a national obsession.

Richard Kurtz, the funeral director who prepared Martin's body, was asked if there were any signs on his hands that the victim had punched someone.

"The only thing that I was able to see was the gunshot wound," Kurtz told MSNBC. "I could not see evidence like he had been punching somebody."

"It just did not add up to me."

The self-defense claim clearly deserves scrutiny, but whether this is sufficient proof that there was no struggle is something investigators must determine.


Oh, BTW....I absolutely relish the comments of Texas! He tells it like it holds barred! It must be that natural "no nonsense" tell-it-like-it-is approach so typical of Texans. I love the way he takes on Petey-weety! One thing's for sure....Texas takes no prisoners. (As it should be) Keep it up Mr. Lone Star! We need the clash of views here. It makes for a healthy debate!! And besides, I sit here and have a good laugh sometimes with regard to how you express many of these valid points you offer to the discussion. Thanks!


I think VeryCherry97 has provided us with important points on this issue! And put it in a blunt yet articulate manner. Kudos to you, Cherry! And to think ole Petey wants to "ride you"...gracious! The man is a no gentleman! You keep it up though're commentary is inspirational! Maryanne: Never mind Petey...he's a nasty-assed little racist. Has a horrible temper...and is unable to make credible points without getting personal and threatening! It's obvious his Mother needed to send him to "charm school"! I suspect he's had some silly username that starts with a "T" or some such thing! But, don't concern yourself with that! He's mean-spirited, but he's just "cyber vapor". He can't hurt you...really. BTW, your father had it right, M.A., be assured of that!


Just watched Zimmermans brother on Piers Morgan and boy is he evasive! When asked when he first spoke to George he says "within 24 hours". Asked to be specific, how soon after? He says that hes not at liberty to say but it was in that first 24 hour period. He wouldnt even say if it was the same night. This exchange went on for while, with Piers fishing and the brother ducking. (CNN usually puts up interview transcripts on their site if you are into that) Why would anyone hide that info? Unless the call was to request bro to get daddy the Judge to speak to his law enforcement amigos. Covering tracks. Someone needs to look into those phone records and check if they had anything to do with the dubious decision that came from very high up not to charge him.


Point blank. Lets cut race out of the equation and just speak on Justice. There is just no way that you can just take someones word in the case where somebody ends up dead. If more people committed murders and claimed self defense then we would have a lot of dangerous people in the streets. The injustice is that Zimmerman wasn't charged with anything...Not even manslaughter. Suspicious, very much so. He was treated as some sort of victim, but he pulled the trigger. And even if Trayvon did attack him, Zimmerman was following him. That boy might of not known what to expect and was probably scared. Not to mention, was it that hard to restrain the boy without shooting him? Seriously people get a grip. That man took neighborhood watch to another level and he DESERVES to stand before a jury to let the people decide.


@Pete- what I said has everything to do with the problem at hand! Until you find why Whites- Hispanics - Japanese- all people on Earth don't trust a Black Male that crosses their path- This will continue! Zimmerman conviction would be a BandAid on a Shark Bite! You concern yourself with the dead leaf- meanwhile the Tree Trunk is rotten!


Texas: Cleaning your filthy ass would be a favor to those who have to be in your company, but as you say; I won't got there. Everything you stated in your ridiculous, and meaningless rant indicates that your level of intelligence is just what I would expect from a mindless, callous neanderthal idiot. In case you don't get it...nothing that you said has ANYTHING to do with a young kid being killed by a sub-human who was then and is now being protected by a despicable police department and the despicable state law enforcement agencies. If this little town was not in the south and this animal's father was not a retired judge who has connections, this animal would be in jail and on his way to prison NOW.


Concerned American: You are as full of crap as a Christmas Turkey. You so called Americans who are only concerned with the brand of justice that you approve of when it is convenient for you make me want to throw up.You make Americans sound like a bunch of fools.


@ Pete- please excuse my error- I didnt get the benifit of Affirmitive Action! I meant - SUCK the CRUST out of my ASS BITCH!


Could you find it in yourself to sick the crust out of my ASS! Your Race is the " Petafamilia" of Racist! You reek havoc each and every day! Your race kills each other and kills whites each day and never thinks a thing about it! You sit there "Ear Screwing " us about Racism? Were you at the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair Riots? How about the 2010 Iowa State Fair Riots on " Whitey Night" as they sent 35 people to the Hospital! We're you just One mile from me last month when a Black Male pushed his way into a White Elderly Couples house and stabbed the 85 yr. old Man to Death? For $200! He also was their yard man! Fuck You Pete! You don't want to go there BOY!


To Maryanne: I want to inform you, in case you don't get that your father is an IDIOT. Unfortunately he has produced another one, and that one is YOU!!

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