Cherokee Native said,
“Judge Nelson should have pointed out in her ruling that the SPD’s conduct that night was irrelevant to the state vs. zimmerman case – it is an argument for a different tribunal – and she should have issued a warning to O’Mara and West that attempts to taint the jury would result in sanctions”
I believe the police investigation at the crime scene and the way they interviewed witnesses, including Zimmerman, did not measure up to minimal standards of investigation. Serino was in charge and he should bear the responsibility for the mistakes. He also committed some of the most egregious errors when he told witnesses at the scene that the police had identified Zimmerman as the person who screamed for help.
Zimmerman also was permitted to clean up in the bathroom at the station house before he was questioned and photographs were taken.
“Correcting” eyewitness accounts and permitting the prime suspect to destroy possible evidence of a homicide are absolutely unacceptable errors and suggest to me that a decision had already been made to clear Zimmerman before he was transported to the station house for questioning.
A focused police search for evidence to support a decision not to charge a person with a crime in a suspicious death case before an investigation has been completed is an example of a preordained conclusion in search of a factual basis to support it.
That is a cover-up, not a competent police investigation.
O’Mara’s Motion for a Prophylactic Sequestration of Witnesses indicates that he may attempt to exploit the initial improper decision not to charge Zimmerman with a crime and the subsequent police search for evidence to support it as evidence that Zimmerman did not commit a crime and should not have been charged.
Good luck with that, Mr. O’Mara!
Evidence of police corruption to clear your client is not evidence of innocence.
I sincerely hope that you succeed in identifying the people responsible for the immensely corrupt outcome-driven cover-up of a homicide that directly benefited your client.
To avoid reinventing the wheel, you might want to go knock-knock-knocking on the FBI’s door for the keys to their confidential investigation file on the Sanford Police Department and the State’s Attorney’s Office for Seminole County. I doubt they will confirm or deny the existence of that file, but you should check anyway.
How ironic is it that the evidence you seek to exculpate George Zimmerman instead will reveal the internal corruption within the SPD and the Seminole County State’s Attorney’s Office that was responsible for the decision not to charge Zimmerman for murdering just another anonymous Black trouble-maker.
Too bad for George that the anonymous Black trouble-maker whom he targeted to kill turned out to be a real human being and a good one too, rather than the comic book Black gangsta he invented to conceal his predatory act.
If I recall correctly, Mr. O’Mara assured us that race had nothing to do with this case.
Memo to the file: It had everything to do with this case and it still does.