Zimmerman Criticized Cops in ‘11

Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel / AP Photo

George Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer who has been charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, apparently criticized Sanford police last year after he went on a 12-hour ride-along, according to recordings from an open city forum. “What I saw was disgusting,” Zimmerman told mayor-elect Jeff Triplett, who held the forum following a scandal that ousted former police chief Brian Tooley. These newly unearthed recordings come just one week after a trove of documents relating to Martin’s shooting were released to the public, including documents that showed that four key witnesses changed their version of events between when they were first interviewed in mid-March and after the case was handed to a special prosecutor in April.