Two police reports written the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin stated that Zimmerman had a soft face and nose, based on police reports made public today. The reports also note that two witness accounts may actually back up Zimmerman’s model of what happened when they identify a man on his back with another individual using a hoodie straddling him and throwing punches. It’s been this type of good case that even the evidence is being challenged. The police report states that Trayvon Martin’s father told a researcher after playing 911 a man’s voice was captured by tapes that seriously callling for help that it absolutely was not his son calling for help.
But Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, claims that’s incorrect. The Martin household lawyer Ben Crump told ABC News that Tracy Martin originally paid attention to a distorted version of the 911 calls and said he couldn’t identify the voice. But when he paid attention to a second tape that had been ‘cleaned,’ ‘He immediately broke down in tears because he knew it had been his son calling for help,’ Crump said. The new information is part of a trove of documents produced by the Florida State Attorney currently in the situation against Zimmerman, who is charged with second degree murder for the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American male. ABC News Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by… View Full Size Trayvon Martin Shooting Video, Photographs Produced Watch Video Trayvon Martin Case: Zimmerman’s Medical Record Watch Video Trayvon Martin Case: Zimmerman Medical Report Watch Video Surveillance video of Martin in a store buying skittles right before the critical incident was also produced today.
Zimmerman, 28, is a multi-racial Hispanic person who volunteered for the community watch committee who claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense after the 6-foot tall, 160 pound adolescent knocked him to the floor, banged his head from the ground and went for Zimmerman’s gun. The documents focus on a criticism of Zimmerman’s choice to follow the teenager, who Zimmerman said was looking suspicious. ‘The encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was ultimately avoidable by Zimmerman, if Zimmerman had remained in his car and awaited the arrival of law enforcement,’ an investigating officer wrote. Zimmerman promises he got out of his vehicle to locate a home number to let police know where he saw the apparently suspicious individual, and while returning to his car was broken down by a strike in the nose and attacked by Martin. Two police officers reported that whenever they reached the picture of the shooting, Zimmerman did actually have a battered nose and bloodied face. One wrote that his ‘facial area was bloodied,’ and the back of his clothing was soiled with wet grass. ‘Zimmerman was also bleeding from the back of his head,’ Officer Ricardo and the nose Ayala wrote. Yet another officer wrote, ‘I saw that Zimmerman’s experience was bloodied and it did actually me that his nose was broken ‘.
Witnesses, whose names were redacted from the report, also lent support to Zimmerman’s model of what happened. ‘He witnesses a black male, wearing a dark colored ‘hoodie’ together with a white or Hispanic male and throwing punches ‘MMA (mixed martial arts style,” the police report of the witness said. ‘He then heard a pop. He explained that after hearing the place, he observed the person he had before observed along with the other person (the man using the hoodie) laid out on the grass ‘. A person was described by A second witness on the floor with another straddling him and throwing punches. The person on the bottom was shouting for aid, the witness told police. The documents declare that Zimmerman could be heard yelling for aid 14 moments on a 911 call recorded throughout the battle.