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Lake Mary police release video in George Zimmerman domestic violence incident

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Photo Gallery: Shellie Zimmerman calls 911 on estranged husband George Zimmerman

Video: Police release Zimmerman video after domestic disturbance

George Zimmerman, far right, is escorted to a home by a Lake Mary police officer, center, and Shawn Vincent, as assistant to his attorney, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Lake Mary, Florida, after a domestic incident in the neighborhood where Zimmerman and his wife Shellie had lived during his murder trial.

 

Lake Mary, Florida (WKMG) -- Lake Mary police released the dash camera video on Tuesday of police approaching George Zimmerman after a domestic violence incident with hiswife a day earlier.

The video shows Zimmerman being approached by authorities, putting his hands behind his head and getting down on his knees before an officer put him in handcuffs.

LISTEN: Shellie Zimmerman's 911 call (WARNING: Content may be graphic)
WATCH: Dash cam video shows Zimmerman being taken into custody

Lake Mary Police Officer Zach Hudson said George Zimmerman was immediately put in handcuffs because it was originally reported he had a gun.

Police are expected to also release video from Shellie Zimmerman's iPad and video from home surveillance cameras. Hudson said on Tuesday that detectives are still trying to extract video from the iPad because it is "in pretty bad shape."

Police held a second news conference Tuesday to discuss the investigation into whether Zimmerman threatened his estranged wife, Shellie, as she originally told authorities.

At a news conference earlier Tuesday, Hudson said Shellie Zimmerman was recording the incident with her iPad, but it is in several pieces and needed to be examined in a lab. The iPad video, along with other surveillance video will be released on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Shellie Zimmerman said in the 911 call that George Zimmerman "took my iPad out of my hands. He then smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife, and there is a Lake Mary city worker across the street that I believe saw all of it."

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Hudson also said on Tuesday that police searched George Zimmerman at gunpoint and found no gun him. He also said neither Shellie Zimmerman, nor her father, saw a gun, despite Shellie Zimmerman telling dispatchers that George had a gun.

George Zimmerman's attorney, former WKMG Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara, also said George Zimmerman had a gun holstered to his body.

O'Mara said on Tuesday he won't represent George Zimmerman in the domestic issue from Monday. He will continue to represent Zimmerman in the NBC lawsuit and sanctions and costs from his second-degree murder trial.

O'Mara also reportedly canceled his Viera appearance where he was expected to receive an award.

The incident came days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce and discussed her relationship with George Zimmerman during a TV interview.

George Zimmerman is still legally allowed to carry a weapon.

Since being acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has been pulled over twice for speeding.

Lake Mary is located about 20 miles north of Orlando and 5 miles southwest of Sanford, where Zimmerman fatally shot Martin.

 

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