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.


I wish that before I die I could ride the planet of this creature whose handle is "Verrycherry97". He is the kind of maggot who is is unable or refuses to see and accept the truth of racism in this nation and its ramifications. How can he or anyone else ignore the obvious injustice in this case, and then vilify and condemn the press for covering it? I assure you that NO Black man or woman has or will ever kill a White man or child, and walk out of a so called Police Station with a gun,with the complicity of the cops and the attorney for the state. This maggot's comments creates a murderous rage in this reader. He is lucky that h has the good fortune of anonymity. Of course, barbarians of his ilk are as cowardly as the creature that killed this kid. He would never say the things he said in the presence of a Black person unless they were even smaller than the kid that was murdered.


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I think Zimmerman was a scared little man with a big gun that he used to try to control the entire neighborhood. What a shame the boy and he crossed paths.


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i dont think this should be about race cause people are clearly missing the point. He killed that boy. At this point his race shouldn't matter. everyone fighting and opinions are sickening me. All the evidence they need is there 1) the boy is dead 2) they have a weapon. Self defense is bullshit, he a grown man, i mean look at him he's no small guy and he had trouble fight that boy off -___-, justice will be served to those who deserve it and im not just talking about our court systems doing it. Now that this is a huge race thing if i was him i would rather go to jail at least there is security most of the time.


I think this entire case is political. The left will never let a crisis go to waste so this case will be their excuse for having to do what is being done. People ransacking a walgreens in support of the dead kid, Trayvon Martin, how stupid is that?? The black panthers putting a bounty on George Zimmerman's head, dumb. Spike Lee tweeting the wrong address and putting an elderly couple in danger, no apology from him. This is all coming from the left and the bias left media helps to stir the pot. How sad they are.


I broke my nose playing (women's) lacrosse. It bled, my eyes swelled shut and I had my nose set and packed.... The swelling happened immediately and my eyes were black and blue for 10 days..... This dude is lying about the alleged altercation. Given that, it's likely he's lying about the rest of it too....


i wish we had better pictures of zimmerman....NOT that it changes the facts that he MURDERED the other guy....but, if he'd been injured...on the head, the "back of it"....where is the bandages?...i believe, because of who his father is...he is NOT being charged....and that's wrong. alisa


Also can the Klan members posting here under pseudo patriotic handles please crawl back into the gutter. Truly concerned patriots are wondering why the system failed that poor child so miserably. You? You belabour under a paranoia that has you convinced that black men are coming to your subarb to rob you, rape you then kill you. Zimmerman would be right at home with you.


Right now I'm more concerned with that police department.
1.) They tagged Trayvon, name and address and then left his corpse in the morgue until his dad filed a missing persons. This inspite of having the boys cell phone.
2.) They had a valuable witness on that phone that they didnt speak to that night. The girlfriend who Trayvon spoke to seconds before he was shot dead. They should have spoken to her that night.
3.) They tested the dead boy for drugs and alcohol. They did not do the same for the shooter.
4.) They "corrected" witnesses during statement taking. One witness says the police attempted to change her account from Trayvon being attacked to being attacker.
Theres something very rotten in that department that needs looking into. As for this tape, where are the stains, the bandages, the grazes, anything??

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