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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Police Report Says Zimmerman Had Two Opportunities to Defuse the Situation with Trayvon Martin

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

MSNBC has the roundup of a police report in which a detective finds "that [George] Zimmerman's actions were 'inconsistent' with someone who was afraid of [Trayvon] Martin," and that Zimmerman could have defused the situation on at least two occasions during their encounter:

"Investigative findings show that George Michael Zimmerman had at least two opportunities to speak with Trayvon Benjamin Martin in order to defuse the circumstances surrounding their encounter. On at least two occasions, George Martin Zimmerman failed to identify himself as a concerned resident or a neighborhood watch member to Trayvon Benjamin Martin. Investigative findings show the physical dimension of Trayvon Benjamin Martin, and that of George Michael Zimmerman, coupled with the absence of any specialized training in hand to hand combat between either combatant, did not place George Michael Zimmerman in an extraordinary or exceptional disadvantage of apparent physical ability or defensive capacity.

"Investigative findings show the physical injuries displayed by George Michael Zimmerman are marginally consistent with a life-threatening violent episode as described by him, during which neither a deadly weapon nor deadly force was deployed by Trayvon Martin."

Find much more, including a copy of Zimmerman's neighborhood watch training manual, right here.

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