SANFORD, Fla. — Newly released video of George Zimmerman at the Sanford Police Department the night he shot Trayvon Martin shows the watch commander walking into the police station in handcuffs.
The video is blurry, but many who see it claim it’s proof that Zimmerman wasn’t attacked by Martin because they say Zimmerman is not bloodied or bruised.
Although he has not spoken publicly, Zimmerman told police he shot Martin in self-defense.
Police said Zimmerman was bleeding from his nose and the back of his head.
In a 911 call, the Washington Post reports Zimmerman said, “This guy looks like he is up to no good. He is on drugs or something,” Zimmerman told the dispatcher. He added that the teen had his hand in his waistband and was walking around looking at homes.
A dispatcher told Zimmerman to stay in his sport utility vehicle and that an officer would be there momentarily.
Zimmerman told police he lost sight of the teenager and was walking back to his sport utility vehicle when he was attacked. Zimmerman said Martin punched him in the nose and slammed his head against the ground.