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Police: Zimmerman story is 'consistent' with evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting

Police: Zimmerman story is 'consistent' with evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting

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Police: Zimmerman story is 'consistent' with evidence inTrayvon Martin shooting
Tags: trayvon martin case, george zimmerman, trayvon martin wiki, treyvon martin, joe oliver The Orlando Sentinel reported that Zimmerman told police he lost Martin in the neighborhood heregularly patrolled and was walking back to his vehicle last month when the youth approached himfrom behind.mbt shoes menThe two exchanged words, Zimmerman said, and Martin punched him, jumped on top of him and began banging his head on a sidewalk. Zimmerman said he began crying for help; Martin's familythinks it was their son who was crying out. Witness accounts differ, and emergency tapes in whichthe voices are heard are not clear.mbt shoes mensA statement from Sanford, Florida police said the newspaper story was "consistent" with evidenceturned over to prosecutors.mbt shoes usMeanwhile, Martin's parents are blaming police for leaking information about the details about thefight he had with Zimmerman that portrayed the teen as the aggressor.Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and family attorneys said Monday that it was part of an effort todemonize her son."They killed my son and now they're trying to kill his reputation," Fulton told reporters.Martin had been suspended by Miami-Dade County schools because traces of marijuana were foundin a plastic baggie in his book bag, family spokesman Ryan Julison said. Martin was serving thesuspension when he was shot Feb. 26.The Sanford Police Department insisted there was no authorized release of that new information butacknowledged there may have been a leak. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. said it would beinvestigated and the person responsible could be fired.Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump said the link between the youth and marijuana should haveno bearing on the probe into his shooting death. State and federal agencies are investigating, with agrand jury set to convene April 10."If he and his friends experimented with marijuana, that is completely irrelevant," Crump said."What does it have to do with killing their son?"The state Department of Juvenile Justice confirmed Monday that Martin does not have a juvenileoffender record. The information came after a public records request by The Associated Press.Despite the news of Martin's possible actions the night of the shooting, rallies demanding the arrestof the 28-year-old Zimmerman spread.Thousands rallied Monday on the steps of the Georgia state Capitol. The crowd chanted "I amTrayvon!" and "Arrest Zimmerman now!"Students wore hoodies that said, "I am Trayvon Martin" and lofted signs reading, "Don't shoot!" and"I could be next."Back in Sanford, city officials named a 23-year veteran of the police department as acting chief.The appointment of Capt. Darren Scott, who is black, came days after Chief Bill Lee, who is white,

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