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Zimmerman in a 2010 race-related beating pushed to discipline same officers who investigated Trayvon Martin shooting
As the prosecution rests in the George Zimmerman trial and the defence begins presenting its case it is important to remember what Matthew Boyle, investigative reporter for The Daily Caller, reported in its column, “In 2010 race-related beating case, George Zimmerman pushed to discipline same officers who investigated Trayvon Martin shooting“.
In late 2010 and early 2011 George Zimmerman, the Hispanic Sanford, Fla., man who shot and killed 17-year-old black teen Trayvon Martin, publicly demanded discipline in a race-related beating case for at least two of the police officers who cleared him after the Feb. 26 altercation, according to records obtained by The Daily Caller.
In a letter to Seminole County NAACP president Turner Clayton, a member of the Zimmerman family wrote that George was one of “very few” in Sanford who publicly condemned the “beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on Dec. 4, 2010, by the son of a Sanford police officer,” who is white.
The DC has confirmed the identity of the Zimmerman family member who wrote the letter but is withholding that person’s specific identity out of concern for the family’s safety.
On Dec. 4, 2010, Justin Collison, the son of Sanford Police Department Lt. Chris Collison, was involved in a bar fight at The Wet Spot bar in Sanford. During the fight, which moved from indoors to outdoors, the younger Collison struck Ware.
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