After reading the story, I’m not sure if Wolfinger is denying that he agreed that Zimmerman should be released, or he merely claimed that the meeting never took place. If the former, then I guess he’s saying that the police chief made the decision on his own. If the latter, then why bother to deny it? Who cares whether they had a meeting to decide this or just decided it over the phone, for example?
That says it all. Consider the source. They have no interest in clearing this matter up. Their interest is in further obscuring the facts.
I think what Wolfinger is denying is the totality: "describing as 'outright lies' [the family of Trayvon Martin] account that he and a local police chief met and decided not to follow a detective's advice and arrest the teenager's killer."
The big point there, at least from my point of view is "decided not to follow a detective's advice." Wolfinger appears to be denying that.
In addition, the way the article is phrased, it brings into question the existence of the Serino affidavit.
Seems "outright lies" is all encompassing. If not, any part of their statement could come back on him.