George Zimmerman Showed No Signs of Blood or Bruises Immediately After the Shooting

ABC News has obtained surveillance footage of George Zimmerman arriving at the Sanford police station in handcuffs, standing for some time with his back to the camera, and then walking down the hallway to the interrogation room where he is shown from the front. 

There is no visible blood on the back of Zimmerman’s head and no visible cuts.  The back of his jacket does not look wet. His nose does not look bloody. If Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin point blank, he should have blood on his clothing, but I can’t see any in the video. Zimmerman does not look fat or out of shape in the video either. From the ABC article:

A still from the video

The surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.

Zimmerman, 28, is wearing a red and black fleece and his face and head are cleanly shaven. He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman….

In the video an officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman’s head, but no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video and he did not check into the emergency room following the police questioning.

Last night we learned that the lead investigator the night of the shooting wanted to arrest Zimmerman that night. But Zimmerman was not arrested, because the state Attorney General Norman Wolfinger said there was not enough evidence to convict him.

One more bit of news: this evening a woman whose 13-year-old son witnessed the shooting appeared on CNN Headline News and said that the lead investigator told her that night that he did not believe Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense and that there was some profiling going on.

Please watch the video at the link. I’d like to know what other people think. My eyes aren’t the greatest.


27 Comments on “George Zimmerman Showed No Signs of Blood or Bruises Immediately After the Shooting”

  1. pretticiitii says:

    Reblogged this on pretticiitii.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    NY City Council members wore hoodies today in honor of Trayvon Martin

  3. janicen says:

    I didn’t see anything on the back of his head nor did I see any grass stains on the back of his jacket. This is shocking. The police totally lied in order to cover up for this guy. It also doesn’t look like there is anything wrong with his nose. No wonder we haven’t seen any sign of Zimmerman. I’m sure that’s on advice from someone who told him to wait and then claim his wounds have healed.

  4. Minkoff Minx says:

    Wow….this is something huge!

  5. bostonboomer says:

    Lawrence O’Donnell just said that AG Norman Wolfinger was in Sanford the night of the shooting and met with Chief Bill Lee and a captain. They made the decision to let Zimmerman go free.

    • bostonboomer says:

      The guests are suggesting that Zimmerman’s father may have had some kind of powerful influence, even though he was a judge in Virginia, not Florida. Why else would the police chief and the DA be called to the police station on a Sunday night?

      • Minkoff Minx says:

        There is some good analysis of the O’Donnell interview with Joe Oliver here: Lawrence O’Donnell’s Interview Of Joe Oliver Didn’t Just Make Fireworks, It Made News | Mediaite

        First of all, it is important to note that Joe Oliver has not been acting simply as a “character witness” for George Zimmerman. A character witness says “I know this man couldn’t have done this,” or “He’s always been nice to kittens and little old ladies,” or “I’ve never known him to hurt even a fly.”

        Oliver has, instead, been acting as a fact witness by proxy, offering new details on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but without any accountability. He begins each interview by saying he’s spoken to George, but that he can’t reveal those conversations. He then proceeds to offer new facts and assertions, without actually assigning them to George Zimmerman, that push a completely new theory of the crime. For example, Oliver never says “when George shot Trayvon,” he says “when the gun went off,” which is nowhere in the version of events that Zimmerman gave police. He has also been saying that Zimmerman stopped pursuing Trayvon Martin when the 911 dispatcher instructed him to, while Zimmerman himself told police he kept chasing him until he lost sight of him. Finally, Joe Oliver has said, repeatedly, that when Trayvon supposedly came up behind George and asked him if he had a problem, Zimmerman “reached for his cell phone.”

        Now, where did that detail come from, and why is Joe Oliver including it? This sounds like the makings of some kind of “no fault” defense, where it was all just a big misunderstanding, a Three’s Company plot gone horribly wrong. George Zimmerman was headed back to his car, obeying the police, and Trayvon understandably wanted to know why he had been chasing him, and when he saw Zimmerman reach for his cell phone, decked him thinking he was going for his gun, which he wore on his hip. That cell phone detail is crucial, because if Trayvon Martin saw Zimmerman reaching for, or brandishing, his gun, it would have been entirely reasonable for him to beat George Zimmerman unconscious.

        The theory is that they both reasonably feared for their lives, and Zimmerman just lucked out. Whatever you think of this theory, it’s not supported by any of the available facts, yet other media outlets have been allowing Oliver to push it. They’ve also let him get away with outright lies, like his assertion that witnesses have said Trayvon Martin started the fight.

        You also have to remember that Joe Oliver is not some ordinary schmuck out defending his pal, he’s an experienced television newsman. That’s why he’s been able to get away with things like telling Chris Matthews that “coon” and “goon” are compliments. His comfort and confidence in that setting is also probably why he hung in there for so long under such blistering questioning.

        Lawrence O’Donnell’s ultra-aggressive style doesn’t always serve him well, but in this case, it was absolutely necessary, and it yielded results. Yes, it was “compelling television,” but it was also news.

        Here are some of the things that Joe Oliver revealed in that interview:

        see the link for the list…

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      BB thanks for posting this, I wonder if there is a live feed of the show…

  6. ANonOMouse says:

    That video might be the most damning evidence presented against George Zimmerman’s version of events that we’ve seen so far..

    Mr. Zimmerman had no trace of dried blood on his head or his face and nothing that appeared to be blood on his gray t-shirt. He claimed that his head was beaten against the ground and his nose was broken. I played BB and have had several broken noses and you bleed profusely with a broken nose. Swelling of the bridge and redness of the nose is instanteous, but Mr. Zimmerman didn’t appear to have any sort of nose or head damage. And if Mr. Zimmerman was lying beneath Trayvon as he shot him while struggling over Zimmerman’s gun, how did Zimmerman NOT HAVE Trayvon’s blood on his t-shirt? None of this makes one bit of sense.

    I don’t often watch Nancy Grace, but this evening I tuned her in at about the time this video was breaking. Nancy said “something stinks” and I totally agree. Something stinks badly here.
    Then I made the mistake of surfing over to Fox News just in time to see Sean Hannity have a shit-hissy fit as he and his guests, including Juan Williams and a former local NAACP director, accused Obama and Democrats of making hay of this story and orchestrating outrage for Presidential votes. You cannot make this stuff up!

    • Woman Voter says:

      Lawrence O’Donnell, just had an interview with Robert Zimmerman and lots of legal points (calculated) and I wonder what pull he had/has on what level and with whom. The case is getting more odd and questionable by the day.

      I am beginning to think the initial detective knew something was up and therefore left the deposition there for protection in the future and to state that not everyone goes along to get along.

    • Woman Voter says:

      We here have been following this from the beginning because it simply doesn’t add up and a child is dead who was yelling for help over and over again. If help didn’t arrive in time, the least we can do is dare to look so that these God awful ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws can be repealed and kept at bay in other states and to make people aware of our societies projections on people of color.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I’ve heard that it’s common to get two black eyes when your nose is broken.

  7. northwestrain says:

    So now there is proof that Zimmerman is a liar.

    The body language of both the cops and Zimmerman is telling.

    Thanks for following this case.

  8. urarubba says:

    The Florida shooting is a tragedy for all. If any party should be criticized, it should be the state of Florida for encouraging poorly trained yahoos to purchase and carry concealed weapons. See more at:
    http://urarubba.blogspot.com/2012/03/should-neighborhood-watch-groups-be.html?