ABC News has obtained police surveillance video of George Zimmerman’s arrest the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in cold blood. Despite his lawyer’s claims that Zimmerman was beaten to a “bloody mess” by the 17-year-old, who broke his nose and slammed his head on the sidewalk — the police video shows no evidence of such injuries.
Zimmerman is shown hopping out of the back of a police cruiser with no assistance from the police. He walks under his own power, and holds his head down, despite the report that his nose was supposedly broken.
In light of this new video footage, Zimmerman’s supporters, which includes Casey Anthony’s former attorney Jose Baez, now say that Zimmerman doesn’t need physical injuries to prove a case of self defense.
Baez, who was a guest on Nancy Grace on Wednesday, said Zimmerman was simply in fear of his life — and that is all that’s required to prove his case under the law.
But what about Trayvon? Was he not in fear of his life when he was pursued and hindered by a strange man with a gun? Does the Stand Your Ground law only apply to white people and Hispanics?
Baez also said Zimmerman was “cleaned up” by paramedics at the scene. Did the paramedics also dry clean his clothes and tuck his shirt neatly into his pants for him?
Anyone who has suffered a broken nose knows the bleeding doesn’t stop right away. The video, which is clear, shows no redness, swelling or blood around Zimmerman’s nose, or on the back of his head.
The video also doesn’t show any grass stains or wetness on the back of Zimmerman’s red jacket.
Zimmerman claims he acted in self defense when Trayvon snuck up behind him and attacked him in his gated community in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26.
Trayvon was on his way back to the home of his father’s fiancee who lived in the gated community. He had gone to a nearby convenience store to buy candy and a drink when he was spotted by Zimmerman.