krs wrote:galanter wrote:krs wrote:The Sanford police chief resigned, permanently, today. Due to the incompetence of the Sanford PD, we may never really know what happened that night.
I know the Sanford PD didn't test Zimmerman for drink and drugs, and they didn't talk to Martin's girlfriend before releasing Zimmerman. I know some feel they should have charged Zimmerman over the negative advice of the attorneys. But contrary to early reports they did lay out crime tape, process the scene for 7 hours, canvass the area for witnesses, etc. What else did they get wrong?
Rather than jump to the conclusion that the Sanford PD did nearly everything they could aside from talking to the person who was on the phone with Trayvon before he was shot, test the killer for drugs, or complete a background check on Zimmy before releasing him...why don't you take some time out from mounting this defense, and look into who the police questioned, how long it took them to question certain people, and the depth of the interviews they conducted. It might give you a better idea of the lack of care taken in this murder investigation.
I simply asked what factors you had in mind. I'm honestly curious and info sharing is one of the virtues of a board like this. The "may never know" bit suggests there were things that had a sort of deadline to be found, and have now been lost. I'm not sure that includes interviews although it's certainly true that the sooner the better in terms of recall. It that's what you have in mind beyond what I already mentioned and you reiterated, then thanks for that I guess.