Skip to comments.Detective in Zimmerman case said he was pressured to file charges
Posted on 07/14/2012 4:41:33 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
The lead Sanford Police investigator who sought manslaughter charges against George Zimmerman told the FBI that a sergeant and two other officers tried to pressure him into making an arrest in the controversial case even though he didnt think there was enough evidence.
...Telling the FBI that he was concerned that people inside the police department were leaking information, Serino cited Sgt. Arthur Barnes, officers Rebecca Villalona and Trekelle Perkins as all pressuring him to file charges against Zimmerman after the incident, an FBI report said. Serino did not believe he had enough evidence at the time to file charges.
The summary of Serinos statement does not mention the race of the officers who allegedly pressured him, but sources told The Miami Herald that Barnes and Perkins are black, and Villalona is married to an African-American man. All three, the source said, had been called in by their supervisor and questioned about leaking information in the case...
...Records released Thursday show that Sgt. Barnes, a 25-year veteran of the department, told the FBI that he believed the black community would be in an uproar if Zimmerman was not charged. The community will be satisfied if an arrest takes place, the FBI quoted him saying. Barnes felt the shooting was not racially motivated, but it was a man shooting an unarmed kid.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
I do not understand! It was reported in the news that he wanted to prefer charges and the other officers wanted to let hin go. Which is right? Please tell me. Which is right?
Trayvon was a young up and coming criminal cut off before his criminal career could blossom into the full fledged ,highly profitable, life of a drug-dealer sans Burglar.
Who KNOWS what he might have accomplished if he had lived? He might have gone into space and stolen the mirror out of the Hubble Space Telescope! “WORLD’S FIRST ASTRO-BURGLAR!” /s;)
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