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Trayvon Martin Shooting Probe Reveals Questionable Police Conduct (VIDEO)

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Source: Matt Gutman / ABC News

ABC News has uncovered questionable police conduct in the investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white neighborhood watch captain in Florida, including the alleged “correction” of at least one eyewitness’ account.

Sanford Police Chief Billy Lee said there is no evidence to dispute self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman’s assertion that he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin out of self-defense.

“Until we can establish probable cause to dispute that, we don’t have the grounds to arrest him,” Lee said.

To read this article in its entirety visit ABC News.

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  • Jake Stains

    What was the questionable conduct? It was never talked about in the article, this was basically a summary of the case.

  • Nicole

    Jake, this is the questionable conduct, taken from the article Roland links to:

    But after the shooting, a source inside the police department told ABC News that a narcotics detective and not a homicide detective first approached Zimmerman. The detective pepppered Zimmerman with questions, the source said, rather than allow Zimmerman to tell his story. Questions can lead a witness, the source said.

    Another officer corrected a witness after she told him that she heard the teen cry for help.
    The officer told the witness, a long-time teacher, it was Zimmerman who cried for help, said the witness. ABC News has spoken to the teacher and she confirmed that the officer corrected her when she said she heard the teenager shout for help.

  • Alphahotie1908

    Please also email Gov. Rick Scott and demand justice for Trayvon Martin

    Rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com

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