Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin police report reveals details from scene of shooting; Zimmerman was ‘bleeding from
Posted on 04/03/2012 11:27:09 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A partially-redacted police report detailing the initial investigation in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin has surfaced.
Reuters reporter Matthew Keys first posted scanned copies of the report to his Twitter account. As the Chicago Tribune noted, the report contains details that conflict with several rumors surrounding the case.
The report states that George Zimmerman's gun "was placed into evidence" and not returned to him, and the scene of the shooting was secured with crime scene tape. This directly conflicts with statements made by civil rights activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who had claimed the Sanford, Fla., police department "didn't even bother to put yellow tape around the murder scene when he died--that's how much the police did to find out what happened to this young boy."
After officers discovered Martin's body, the report states, they unsuccessfully attempted to revive him.
According to the report, Sanford police spent more than seven hours at the scene. They interviewed six witnesses, whose names were redacted from the report. The partial report contains information from the first two officers to arrive at the scene.
The first to arrive was officer Timothy Smith. From Smith's report:
"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."
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Well, now that the America haters in Barry’s state run “media” have put “the troof” out there with their lies and edited audio clips, the facts aren’t going to mean much to anyone.
“Facts are not going to slow down a lynch mob.”
Especially the Leftist mob here on FR who insist that Mr. Zimmerman is guilty.
Well that weapon. Always have a back up.
Imagine that... it seems Trayvon wasn’t just walking home from choir practice when he was shot by an evil racist...
who knew? (except for freepers)
And yet Daddy Martin, with a missing 'child', couldn't be bothered
to find out WTH was up with all the lights/people 200' from girlfriend's front door ?
Not the point of my comment.
My only issue in this entire situation has been with the media. How the media has handled this is the only thing I have, or will, comment upon.
He said he called police in the morning when Tray didn't show up...So who calls 9-11 and reports a 17 year old male missing after a few hours???
Is it just me, or is FR running like January molasses ??
I hadn’t seen any definitive report of the girlfriend’s home location in comparison to the site of death. Was it even in the same compound?
And, out comes PEOPLES magazine with a picture of precious 12-year-old Tray on the cover, not that they want to guide public opinion or anything; i.e., pander to magazine purchasers of a particular pursuasion. Why doesn’t someone come out with a recent mug shot of ‘precious Trayvon’ instead of letting the media play this baby crap?
Dick Gregory was claiming that the police had the body for 3-days as a John Doe in the morgue and didn’t bother to tell the father, who had reported him missing. Gregory seemed to think they were stealing his organs for 3-days.
In fact, the police visited the father the next day, the same day he reported his son missing, and had him identify a photo of his dead son.
Have the police had a formal press conference yet? If not, why not? They’re getting maligned, too...
Yes. The scene is between two rows of dwellings, with a sidewalk running along the length between the two rows of dwellings, with the sidewalk -not- on the street-side. The fight and shooting took place about 1/4 of the way from one end, and Trayvon was staying in a unit at the other end.
They were having them regularly until a few weeks ago. The mob wanted blood, and was impatient. So, higher ups did the smart thing and transferred the case to an independent investigator. IIRC, the assignment, as it stands now, was given out by order of the governor of the state. As it should be, no formal announcements, no comments, no NOTHING from the current investigator. The mob will hear from her when she's reached her conclusion.
Yeah. This is the report they’ve had for two weeks and ignored because it didn’t fit their narrative.
I could be wrong, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the father called a couple different places to check on the whereabouts of his son. One was juvenile something or other. Does anyone remember reading something like this ?