Last night we posted the police surveillance tape showing George Zimmerman four hours after he shot Trayvon Martin. We concurred with ABC in saying that Zimmerman appeared completely unharmed in the video, contradicting his claim of being physically assaulted and injured by Martin.
We, and ABC, should have taken a closer look at the video.
The Daily Caller took that closer look and found, in accordance with Zimmerman’s account, “what appears to be a vertical laceration or scar several inches long.”
So we invite you, again, to watch the surveillance video and see what you think. Look to the right side of the back of Zimmerman’s head at approximately the 1:05-1:08 mark:
Update: An eyewitness has come forward and said the following: “Within a couple of seconds after the shots, one of the men “was walking toward where I was watching, and I could see him a little bit clearer. Could see that it was a Hispanic man. He didn’t appear hurt or anything else.”
Update 2: The Trayvon Martin police report has been released. You can view it for yourself here. Two choice quotes from the responding officer Timothy Smith.
“While I was in such close contact with Zimmerman, I could observe that his back appeared wet and was covered in grass, as if he had been laying on his back on the ground. Zimmerman was also bleeding from the nose and the back of his head.”
“Zimmerman was placed in the rear of my police vehicle and was given first aid by the SFD.”
The policy testimony has been contradicted by witness statements.