A police report is a description of the scene and events as the officer arrived not an arbitrary opinion. No box was checked. The officer describe the condition he found both parties in. For example, the report never stated Zimmerman was attacked or that Zimmerman shot Martin. It stated the black male had a gunshot wound, Zimmerman had a gun, and Zimmerman had blood on his face, back of his head, and his shirt was wet and stained with grass on the back. No opinion, just the officers observations.
A police report may be an objective opinion, but that opinion is one of an officer who is sworn to tell the truth in the commission of his duties.
That being said, when will the media start calling for the heads/jobs of the officers who so obviously colluded to keep Zimmerman free.
I misspoke with the ‘check the box’
what I was referring to was the descriptive under the “offenses section”:
Mansl-Unnecessary Killing To
Prevent Unlawful Act
please understand that to a layperson such as myself, it just seems a pretty complicated statute to quote (if it was the street cop that filled in that section), and, the less educated among us have obviously taken the ‘unnecessary killing’ portion of that descriptive as a foundational reason to act out, as if the descriptive were already a verdict. Just found it a little strange, myself - again, speaking strictly as a layperson.
No offense to any coppers intended.