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Fla. Department Scritinized in Trayvon Martin Case

May 17, 2012  | 

An examination of the Sanford (Fla.) Police Department's handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting has revealed several missteps, reports the New York Times.

As the second-degree murder case proceeds against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Martin in February outside a gated community, details of the police investigation have emerged.

During the investigation, officers took only one photo of Zimmerman's injuries, didn't secure Zimmerman's vehicle, and may not have done enough canvassing of the neighborhoods.

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Tom Ret @ 5/17/2012 5:58 PM

The PD's investigation probably should have been more thorough but in my mind deserves less criticism than the liberal media, black panthers, Jessie Jackson, Al (never had a job) Sharpton and Obama, who thinks if he had a son he would look like Trayvon. This case has been made into a race issue by these race baiters from the get go and is shameful especially on the president's part who should have stayed out of this local issue while not knowing all the facts. I wonder who at the end of the day when this is adjudicated the public will think acted stupidly.

Ret Dave @ 5/17/2012 9:42 PM

It is easy to criticize the PD for their handling of the scene. Maybe what we are seeing is the "CSI Syndrome." The public thinks that every case gets the full TV-like crime scene treatment. It doesn't. An impossible standard from a practicality and a financial standpoint. The police on the scene probably listened to the statements of witness and Zimmermann. Everything seemed consistent with a Justifiable Homicide, so they wrapped it up. Which it was. Took GZ into the station questioned him and CYA themselves, pitched the case to the DA, who declined it. Then the media started playing the "innocent black male gunned down" scenario to sell air-time. The race-baiters chimed in, tho they seem to be drifting away.

Martin's people do not want to accept the fact that maybe their son was responsible for his demise. The only thing that will make them happy is throwing GZ into a wood chipper.

[email protected] @ 5/17/2012 11:07 PM

Just viewed the pics' of Zimmermann that show a broken nose and long bloody gashes to the back of his head. Funny the SPD lead detective didn't see any injuries to substantiate GZ account.His words, not mine. Hope he's not driving.

DEADMAN @ 5/18/2012 12:42 AM

The department should have in place a procedure to defer all comments until at least a preliminary investigation has taken place and do not make any off-handed comments to the neighbors,the media and jerks like jackson,sharpton and obama,he hasn't learned his lesson to butt out of local affairs,the man's a racist and is just trying to make himself part of the picture.
Plain and simple they made mistakes,i hope they learned from it.Put up yellow tape,if the media ducks under it,cite them or arrest them for misconduct at an emergency,don't tell them squat.

DaveSAM25G @ 5/18/2012 1:42 AM

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