Police Surveillance Video Shows No Blood, Bruises on Trayvon Martin's Shooter, George Zimmerman

The crux of George Zimmerman's defense in the Trayvon Martin case has been his assertion that he shot Martin to defend himself after the teenager came after him and beat him up. Many Trayvon Martin supporters have been highly suspicious of that defense all along, and now a newly release surveillance video appears to support those suspicions. Specifically, the video shows Zimmerman walking into the Sanford Police Department the night of Trayvon Martin's shooting with no apparent bruises or blood from injuries.

ABC News, which obtained the video, reports:

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.

His lawyer later insisted that Zimmerman's nose had been broken in his scuffle with 17-year-old Martin.

In the video an officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman's head, but no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video and he did not check into the emergency room following the police questioning.

Watch the video here, via ABC News:

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at March 29, 2012, 4:25am