Documents released on George Zimmerman's case past
Legal panel weighs in
- Duration 5:36
- Date Apr 23, 2012
Legal panel weighs in
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-- court is back in session in joining me now to discuss it moments you'll see your team we've got new legal documents just posted online.
In the George Zimmermann case of second degree murder.
First however the wire services right now are reporting that the police chief in Sanford Florida bill the is gone -- he temporarily step down when this case first got taken away in assigned to a press special prosecutor.
Will now he's got.
There's a special city commission meeting this afternoon to formalize his resignation.
Again for stepped down back in March after the controversy over the no -- decision was first came to light.
We're also getting these new documents released about George -- just hours after he was released on bail.
And they give us a closer look at the prosecution's likely case against him.
And details released to the public about government's past arrest for assault.
Turning now to discuss it all Kimberly Guilfoyle cohost of the five you're -- F and C and Fox News legal analyst and mark I got a former prosecutor now defense attorney.
So it appears that they have posted online a couple of the our best documents and supporting evidence that was used back in 2005.
Against -- government.
When he -- dust up with his girlfriend with his then girlfriend Kimberly and my question to you is what.
What was your -- what did we learn yeah basic and is -- gonna come and evidence against George -- in this track -- -- com.
Hence it's search into and George -- department's criminal history and the background there was this that complaint filed against him and a restraining order was requested.
By his fiancee against mr.
Zimmerman there's a couple incidents.
Where in fact she said that he had assaulted horror was -- -- verbal argument but he also said that she hit him as well.
So that's -- one of the allegation was an open hand smack.
-- there was another situation where he said that he had some scratches on his face.
He said from his fiancee she said it was from her dog so clearly there was a pattern -- this relationship of some problems and strife.
But it didn't seem that there were any criminal charges they came forward from -- but nearly a protection nap.
Order -- -- a -- getting worse restraining order against you John I wanna show -- viewers -- there isn't.
Yeah that left for the -- fan I counselor I want to show the viewers what the documents allege this is her.
Allegations back and January 2000 -- -- I think it's the first one but she says we were on our way to counseling we have that one.
You're on our way to counseling and he popped his comment -- -- -- -- his face he called me names and was done with it on the way back home he opened handed smacked by now.
And asked how does it feel.
And -- August of 2005.
This is this does -- woman I believe I asked my cell phone back he said it wasn't mine and pushed me.
I told them not to touch me and give me back myself it became a pushing match and then last but not least mark she alleges inner inner request for an injunction.
He and -- have this -- screen but she alleges he was sexually groping Meehan said he could because I was his woman.
I -- in the leave me alone he picked me up and threw me on the bed I got up to leave he grabbed me again I turned around and -- him.
Then he got up and left for the night.
-- the court of public opinion because there's no rules of law at all can analyze this and choose to give it whatever -- it -- In a court of law and no objection right relevance it -- it legally come in whenever probative value is outweighed by the prejudicial effect.
I think it's as useless as the GM lasagna.
But they mentioned it at the hearings yet today.
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Therefore he's a danger to society and given these charges he should be kept incarcerated -- have appropriate amount of bail.
If mark's right it's not coming in into the trial as other back act and act evidence because it is too prejudicial what does that have to do with what happened that night.
They would prejudice the jury could affect an outcome in it would be an issue on appeal.
Yeah -- go -- somebody's character when allegations and you know about -- aren't letting it is so let it be one thing if he had.
Shot another person on a neighborhood watch that's a -- may be a pattern and it compact.
This is totally I still think that wouldn't come -- but you know -- I mean you really it doesn't exist.
So that that's that but let let -- I'll ask you about the Stamford police chief now he's out he's officially out.
Is that the right move.
You know it all it all depends -- the facts are I still don't know what happened here.
Did the police come to their own conclusion that -- -- should be arrested and did they contact the state attorney's office.
And if the state attorney's office told -- you know what don't bring charges that why is this guy the fall guy my.
And it all into the public the facts are.
Right that's he's right get ahead.
Scapegoat and you need the G and -- -- -- this guy Israeli and I happened a team our -- but it's it's seems unfair a little bit of -- -- -- there was a lot of panic and hysteria and issues about you know race it was this a racial situation and a white police chief.
You know everyone thinking that at that was the situation in -- not gonna decline seemed glad press the charges and put it for a bad -- Right if you drive to the opposite about the prosecutor -- on -- -- plus very interesting now that the case you know more evidence has come out to justify their decision for not charging now and he's finally got to go we'll be -- back.