Three days ago, George Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted of all charges in Trayvon Martin shooting, was stopped by Forney-Texas police and given a warning for speeding and but was soon released.
Zimmerman incident occurred just before 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon of July 28 as he was going westbound along Highway 80.
Forney police and city officials refused to talk about the incident. A spokesperson and lead attorney on the Zimmerman defense team said they would be giving their comment later that day.
Zimmerman, age 29, was operating a Honda pickup when he was stopped and he told the police he was armed. He was instructed to put the weapon inside the glove compartment which he followed. After checking if there no other criminal issues, Zimmerman was allowed to go but given a warning.
Zimmerman even asked the officer if he saw him in television but the officer said he did not. He told police he was not going anywhere in particular. After around five minutes, their conversation ended and the unidentified officer wished him a safe trip.
The incident was recorded on the officer’s dash-cam.
Only last July 13, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in connection with the killing of Trayvon Martin an unarmed African American teenager. On February 26, 2012, Martin was shot by Zimmerman in Sanford; Fla. Zimmerman claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense as the young man suddenly attacked him.
The result of the trial became a cause for civil rights advocates, who said that Zimmerman was guilty of shooting Martin.
Police officer stopped Zimmerman over on Forney, which is about 20 miles east of Dallas. Zimmerman told the officer he had a legal firearm in his glove compartment and later that he was going nowhere. The office just gave him a warning after he checked that Zimmerman had no previous warrants. He was told by the police to be careful.
The news about the recently-acquitted Florida resident provoked many civil right advocates as they believed that the shooting was not done in self defense as claimed.
According to dashcam footage, the police officer has no idea who was the driver. In fact when Zimmerman asked if he saw him on television, the officer replied in the negative.
The officer also made a routine check- up of the vehicle and did not find any illegal item as the gun was already kept inside the glove compartment.
The officer check if he had any previous warrant and there was none. So after about five minutes of conversation, he allowed Zimmerman to go with just a warning.
The traffic stop lasted a little more than five minutes and ended up with the police telling the driver to be careful.
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