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Welcome Rod Wheeler former DC homicide detective.
Founder and president of Rod Wheeler & Associates a criminal investigation.
Thermal also served as a fraud investigator the attorney general for the state of irony -- thanks for coming on we appreciate it.
Let's get your overall take on this.
Trailer trailer on -- case -- an even talking learn about and what what do you think actually happened.
Well you know I've been solved the case that you indicated out every since the very beginning and I think it's a number of things that has happened here that somebody wanna consider -- steps.
Maybe yep people that -- that the police have yet to have you know -- this investigation.
You know what I can tell you what law enforcement perspective -- -- -- said this every since the very beginning of this case there are certain.
Critical elements of this investigation that the police department.
Has failed to do -- as a matter fact I just read.
That memo that just came out from the police department out there at Stanford where they have now admit it.
That they did -- he has never -- a -- allies or any practicality.
Yeah you think he was drinking.
-- -- do you know effort goes into them I want one tape talent that's the first thing we came to my mind before I listened to anything else on the -- I've said -- that this -- job intoxicated when you -- that that the words.
That he's you think -- -- -- -- at the end of the sentences.
Both are obvious indications that a person the -- I have some drugs or under the influence of alcohol.
Why did they not bring him into question where did.
Know that what they get taken to the station for questioning but they didn't put them in taken into custody.
That's the point at which -- -- -- to the station for questioning -- and that the time in which most police protocol.
-- for the department to take the urine specimens and the toxicology tests now.
They did do -- yards batsman and a toxicology tests immediately until about Martin who was the victim in this case but they didn't do it on the suitors Zimmerman.
Take that got.
Got -- -- viral today the -- actually came out a couple of days ago.
Him on the 911 called -- today it became.
Possible as you listen to the tape.
Then he made -- racial slur will claim the dispatcher.
Than mark who was running away listen very closely here do what he said.
-- -- -- -- -- Now we're here that we -- we didn't.
I came in here here's.
Here's -- parting question.
It's hard to hear a thing I.
If if -- did -- -- the C word -- applies to African Americans there and you heard about that.
You -- -- heard about that but like I couldn't take that out but listening to the tape it's very as you can -- very cloudy not exactly clear.
But again you know whether or not he made this racial slur that this guy clearly should've listened to the directions of -- not 11 dispatcher.
The death Specter is very clear that this spat does that do not follow this guy we don't need to do that obviously you know the government did not heed.
-- -- -- of the dispatcher.
And he said it was self defense but you know it there after -- -- was.
Running away from him -- then he -- he then later claim that -- Yvonne had attacked him -- jumped him.
Well you know the -- Allen just so that the listeners know it the claim that that preventative that there is going to be using it to stand your ground law.
That they have down there Florida we have less fortunate in this very important we opposed that law a lot of police -- myself included back in 2005.
We -- that law in several states because you know -- Because we knew that that up what enables some people -- -- that -- meant to take advantage of the law that are simply means that.
At any point that you -- in your mind that you are threatened by someone and that person can cause you -- You have the right now to take that person's life.
I mean that's all you have to do and that's exactly what the argument that government.
I think that is true does that send up in court in -- Zimmerman thus exonerated from any wrong.
It could possibly stand up in court now that law has been used a few times in Florida and -- -- with the case is that it's been news.
It's been upheld so that's going to be interesting -- the the court interpreted in this case.
-- the fact that the national watch association says.
Used to listen to the police dispatcher do not chase among who's running away.
And I do not carry a gun.
All of which he disobeyed and that's not a law it is a rule so there's no legal culpability there right.
That's correct that he had the right -- do you have a weapon.
Because you know and in the state of -- you do have the right -- -- which you don't have the right to do though is to use that weapon and hear something else is very important.
You did not have the right to carry a weapons if you are under the influence of alcohol or drop.
And it's silly to prove that right if he -- It's way too late to prove that is no way they can prove that now appears to think it would have been deported from what I'm being told from my source -- Florida law enforcement.
Government vehicle was never checked that night you know it does government got out of this car in case -- about a -- -- weapons -- vehicle.
Check that might want weapon is vehicle impounded here at the bottom line with this ballot in the state of lower.
Going back -- that stand your ground law.
You cannot shoot a dog in the state of Florida without going to jail it happens all the time people -- animal and they go to jail.
Wouldn't when it comes -- -- Nelson specifically African American males in Florida.
If you should be out now.
You'd walk away.
Rod -- with a former DC homicide detective and he is founder and president of Rod Wheeler & Associates a criminal investigation firm also Fox News contributor.
That we keep hearing that different accounts from neighbors some of them said when he first.
Became this captain this watched captain he go door to door and say things like watch out for young black men.
Or that he call the police 46 times in the course of a year.
Who do we believe here it is this all hearsay is a -- have any legal standing in court for example.
Well I think it does because I think -- the part about him calling the police 46 times that can actually be verified.
And as a matter of fact I believe there has been some verification are ready from the city of Stamford where mr.
Zimmerman has called the police more than 46 times in the period of the year.
-- what I'm being told over 80% of both sides he described an African American now.
As being suspicious that will hold up the other information may not be admitted because it could be considered hearsay.
A -- a candy corroborate what happens to.
You know I think in this case they have already convened a grand jury and everybody kind of knows that now -- I think they're gonna go down that path and I think all you have to do is present the evidence that you have to be greater now want more real quick thing Alabama -- have a lot of time.
But trade I -- on the telephone taught himself while talking to his girlfriend what all of that and going down and police never had to use her.
That's a critical it.
How can they not have actually have missed so many opportunities here to get to the bottom of this.
You know it just makes you wonder and I think that's the question -- that all of us are trying to figure out and -- That will -- was it just -- incompetent.
You know I don't want to jump to conclusions and say that it was will follow it may have been very well a competent.
Tom let's hope that's what it was but I think over the next couple of weeks will -- will be able to get to the bottom.
Unappreciated done and -- -- tonight good to talk to again thank you thank you.
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