Zimmerman Criticized Cops in ‘11

    FILE - In this April 20, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, answers a question from attorney Mark O'Mara during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman accused the Sanford police department of corruption more than a year before he shot Trayvon Martin, saying at a public forum the agency covered up the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a white officer. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool, File)

    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.

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