Sanford Police Say They Lack Evidence To Arrest George Zimmerman
Sanford, Fla. -
Sanford police held a conference a few minutes ago and answered question from members of the media as well as the public who were visibly enraged at the slow progress of the case of 17 year old Trayvon Martin being shot by the captain of a neighborhood crime watch group.
Police so far, say the simply lack evidence to arrest George Zimmerman and can not find anything that would contradict his claim of self defense. It has been two weeks since Trayvon Martin was shot dead by Zimmerman during the NBA All Star Game while walking back from a 7-11 with snacks. Zimmerman claims Martin looked suspicious, but after calling 9-11 and being told not to take any action, he instead confronted Martin.
What is not clear is what happened during that confrontation. Zimmerman has been arrested before for interfering with law enforcement though he had lied to officers during this investigation saying he's never had any legal issues.
Police did they they secured Zimmerman and his weapon upon reaching the scene of the incident and that Zimmerman was taken into investigative custody but has since been released. They also said their investigation will be concluded today and the case will be turned over to the state attorney's office for further handling and the state will decide weather to press charges or not.