ABC NEWS: Exclusive Video of Zimmerman Shows No Blood or Bruises the Night of February 26

Mar 28, 2012
8:32 pm

Broken nose? Grass stains? Blood on his body? Injuries from allegdly getting his head pounded on the sidewalk?

What is going on in Sanford, FL? Is a police coverup now part of the Trayvon Martin tragedy?

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Tonight ABC News released an exclusive surveillance video of George Zimmerman getting out of a Sanford Police squad car the night of February 26. Here is what ABC News is saying:

A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.

The surveillance video, which was obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows Zimmerman arriving in a police cruiser. As he exits the car, his hands are cuffed behind his back. Zimmerman is frisked and then led down a series of hallways, still cuffed.

Zimmerman, 28, is wearing a red and black fleece and his face and head are cleanly shaven. He appears well built, hardly the portly young man depicted in a 2005 mug shot that until a two days ago was the single image the media had of Zimmerman.

The initial police report noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of the head and nose, and after medical attention it was decided that he was in good enough condition to travel in a police cruiser to the Sanford, Fla., police station for questioning.

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