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Police incident report fills in details on Trayvon Martin shooting

Yankee Traveler 2012/03/27 22:15:03

A three-page police report contains
new details about the shooting death of Sanford, Fla. teenager Trayvon
Martin. It discloses that George Zimmerman, who shot Martin on Feb. 26,
was in custody on the scene and told police that he had tried, in vain,
to find someone to help him with his own injuries.


The report, filed by Sanford police officer Ricardo Ayala and
published online Tuesday by the Chicago Tribune, indicates that there
were at least six witnesses — three men and three women — who saw or
heard some part of the events that led to Martin’s death. They ranged in
age from 19 to 56, and included five people described as “white.” The
race of the sixth witness was listed as “O,” meaning “other.”


The report notes that Martin was six feet tall when he died, compared
with the 5-foot, 9-inch tall Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood
watchman who killed him after what he told police was a physical
altercation that Martin started. (RELATED: TheDC’s complete coverage of Trayvon Martin)


Martin’s weight was recorded as 160 pounds. The report does not list Zimmerman’s weight.


It also describes Zimmerman as “in custody” when Officer Ayala
arrived on the scene. “Upon arrival Ofc. T. Smith had a white male,
later identified as George Zimmerman, in custody,” Ayala wrote.


Officer Timothy Smith, in his written report, notes that “Zimmerman complied with all my commands and was secured in handcuffs.”


“Zimmerman was placed in the rear of my police vehicle and was given
first aid. … I overheard him state ‘I was yelling for someone to help
me, but no one would help me.’ … Once Zimmerman was cleared by the
[Sanford Fire Department], he was transported to the Sanford Police
Department.”


“Zimmerman was placed in an interview room at [Sanford Police
Department], where he was interviewed by Investigator D. Singleton.”


The report also notes that officers on the scene administered CPR to
Martin, but that fire department rescuers later confirmed his death.


Officer Ayala described Zimmerman’s alleged crime as a violation of Florida statute 782.11, titled “Unnecessary killing to prevent unlawful act.”


“Whoever shall unnecessarily kill another, either while resisting an
attempt by such other person to commit any felony, or to do any other
unlawful act, or after such attempt shall have failed, shall be deemed
guilty of manslaughter, a felony of the second degree,” the law reads.

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  • KCurtis 2012/03/27 23:32:19
    KCurtis
    +10
    The liberal zealots and the POTUS himself have now forever tainted this situation from ever receiving a fair trial of a jury of peers. Obama himself has used an unfortunate incident to further exploit a tension between races for no other reason than personal election gains. It's disgusting. More than the killing of anyone, the exploitation of it is on the level of criminal.

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  • Seonag 2012/03/28 20:35:56
    Seonag
    +1
    Thanks for sharing this. Would have been nice if the Media did some investigating before they went with a one-sided story! Hopefully the Special Prosecutor can clear all this up, though I doubt it will help the race tensions some have felt necessary to exploit!
  • safari 2012/03/28 09:53:39
    safari
    +4
    I am just going to wait until the facts come out in whole. This ONE incident is a distraction and being used as propaganda - unfortunately this plays out around America every single day and night. This is being taken advantage of by the obama team of hateful race baiters. I'm probably not even going to comment on anymore articles after this.

    What if they pushed a story into a crisis and nobody fell for it? Now that I'd like to see.

    America is so wounded right now - we really don't need this to be the one item we focus on.
  • Yankee ... safari 2012/03/29 22:14:53
    Yankee Traveler
    and what is this covering up............something sinister always goes on behind the scenes when there is a crisis..............always used as a smoke screen. Keep your eye on obama
  • Palpatine [Anti-RP2012] 2012/03/28 03:28:44
  • goatman112003 2012/03/28 00:42:56
    goatman112003
    +5
    So the police did their job and more investigation is needed. This is true justice not the BS which the left is peddling to have a lynching.because he's black and can do no wrong.
  • Yankee ... goatman... 2012/03/29 22:15:51
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    he's black and entitled.........
  • goatman... Yankee ... 2012/03/29 22:39:03
    goatman112003
    +1
    By their standards yes.
  • texasred 2012/03/28 00:41:17
    texasred
    +4
    The left is trying to portray Trayvon Martin as an angel and trying to make him a martyr... The more we find out, the more I doubt he was angel. He was just a kid that had the same problems that most kids do. That's far from being an angel.

    Unfortunately, Zimmerman followed the kid. Even if he broke off pursuit, he shouldn't have followed him. Because of that, the fact that Sharpton and Jackson have been calling for blood, and the fact that Eric Holder hates anyone that is non-Black, Zimmerman will probably end up paying with some time. Rightfully?... I don't know.

    But that said... we probably still don't have all the facts. We'll just have to wait and see.
  • safari texasred 2012/03/28 09:50:29
  • texasred safari 2012/03/28 18:55:26
    texasred
    Yep... because he's probably a Dem.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/03/28 00:16:46
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +6
    These are pictures posted of a 6 foot' 160# boy posted by the LSM









    This is the picture of the victim. Trayvon Martin (6' 150# and George Zimmerman (5'9"
    Wt. unrecorded)

    I am making no judgement about guili or innocence or what the charges should be, but
    Be. but it does look like the mrdia is trying to manipulate public opinion........ even to the point of emphasizing Zimmerman is a Hispanic white guy.





    http://a.abcnews.com/images/U...

    This one doesn't make Zimmerman out to be a big angry Hispanic killing a cherubic black boy who looks like he ias in middle school....

    http://blog.timesunion.com/ho...

    Just wondering why the LSM would try to push this scenario!
    These are pictures posted of a 6 foot' 160# boy posted by the LSM

    Trayvon martin

    Trayvon martin

    Trayvon martin

    Trayvon martin

    This is the picture of the victim. Trayvon Martin (6' 150# and George Zimmerman (5'9"
    Wt. unrecorded)

    I am making no judgement about guili or innocence or what the charges should be, but
    Be. but it does look like the mrdia is trying to manipulate public opinion........ even to the point of emphasizing Zimmerman is a Hispanic white guy.

    Trayvon martin

    Trayvon martin

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/U...

    This one doesn't make Zimmerman out to be a big angry Hispanic killing a cherubic black boy who looks like he ias in middle school....

    http://blog.timesunion.com/ho...

    Just wondering why the LSM would try to push this scenario!
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  • RJ~PWCM... No nons... 2012/03/28 01:34:17
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    To gin up the black and the "white guilt" vote for 0bama.
  • No nons... RJ~PWCM... 2012/03/28 01:35:54
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +1
    He also needs the Hispanic vote...........
  • RJ~PWCM... No nons... 2012/03/28 01:37:54
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    That's why the media are calling Zimmerman "white".
  • No nons... RJ~PWCM... 2012/03/28 02:16:28
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    He is Latino......... another minority.
  • safari No nons... 2012/03/28 09:50:41
  • No nons... safari 2012/03/28 11:56:30
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    You sure got that one right, Safari. The Progressive Liberals and LSM probably would
    have seen him as the original OWS 99% and treated him in a sympathetic manner.

    OWS

    OWS

    OWS

    OWS

    I really hadn't thought of it that way before, but if the shoe fits, it must be "Cinderella"
    to the Left.!
  • KCurtis 2012/03/27 23:32:19
    KCurtis
    +10
    The liberal zealots and the POTUS himself have now forever tainted this situation from ever receiving a fair trial of a jury of peers. Obama himself has used an unfortunate incident to further exploit a tension between races for no other reason than personal election gains. It's disgusting. More than the killing of anyone, the exploitation of it is on the level of criminal.
  • Yankee ... KCurtis 2012/03/29 22:19:19
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    obama is using this as a smokescreen for something else.........
  • KCurtis Yankee ... 2012/03/29 22:29:23
    KCurtis
    +1
    Watch what the left hand is doing while the right hand is distracting you.
  • phantom8541 2012/03/27 23:02:03
    phantom8541
    +2
    More than one officer wrote an incident report and since Zimmerman was already 'in custody' when Ayala arrived, evidently his opinion of the charge “Unnecessary killing to prevent unlawful act.” didn't carry much weight.
    Obviously, Zimmerman wasn't arrested, or booked.
  • TuringsChild 2012/03/27 22:58:59
    TuringsChild
    +1
    There's way too much fear in this world. Zimmerman was fearful of a black person who he didn't think belong in the area, and Trayvon, who was fearful of the white guy that was stalking him. BOTH thought they were acting in self-defense. NOW can we please put all the race-baiting away and recognize the humanity of everyone around us?
  • Rodney 2012/03/27 22:40:15
    Rodney
    +3
    Now we will see how the prosecution and court handles it.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/27 22:26:53
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +6
    I've seen that police report already. And I say that you have reasonable doubt on that 782 charge.
  • Yankee ... Temlako... 2012/03/27 22:28:27
    Yankee Traveler
    +4
    I belive so!!

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