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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:55 AM

Lead detective in George Zimmerman case asks to be reassigned

Source: BayNews9

SANFORD --
The lead detective in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has asked to be reassigned, according to a spokesman for the Sanford Police Department.

Christopher Serino, the detective that filed the original report in the investigation of the shooting involving George Zimmerman, asked to be reassigned to the patrol division.

Officials said Serino’s new assignment will begin July 7.

A statement from Sanford police Tuesday said Serino made the decision for the request “of his own volition.”


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Sanford detective wanted manslaughter charge for George Zimmerman


Sanford Police Detective Chris Serino recommended a manslaughter charge for George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin. The detective has been reassigned as uniformed patrolman on the graveyard shift.
By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers / June 27, 2012

Days after several recorded interviews between Serino and Zimmerman were made public, the detective got a new job: On July 7, he starts in his new assignment as a uniformed patrolman on the graveyard shift, at the same pay.

“It’s not a demotion,” Sanford Police spokesman Sgt. David Morgenstern said of Serino, 45, who has been with the department for 15 years.

“There isn’t any more prestige in being a detective. We have officers who love uniform patrol. This was of his own free will.”

The new assignment was announced less than a week after former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was fired over the public outcry that resulted from the department’s handling of the case. And it was revealed hours after State Attorney Angela Corey released another batch of evidence in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, raising speculation that Serino’s move to patrol was directly related to the controversial case.

Serino “got demoted because he told the truth,” said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Martin’s family.

more: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0627/Sanford-detective-wanted-manslaughter-charge-for-George-Zimmerman

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maddezmom Jun 2012 OP
Baitball Blogger Jun 2012 #1
leftyohiolib Jun 2012 #2
DocMac Jun 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Jun 2012 #7
Ruby the Liberal Jun 2012 #4
maddezmom Jun 2012 #5
magical thyme Jun 2012 #6
yardwork Jun 2012 #8
Boabab Jun 2012 #9

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:58 AM

1. "It's not a demotion."

Shame on them. Such liars in this county.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:04 AM

2. Serino “got demoted because he told the truth,” - which truth was that

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:18 AM

3. He wanted to charge Zimmerman with man slaughter.

That truth.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:40 PM

7. thanks i had forgotten who he was

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:46 AM

4. Of course this is a demotion.

Even if he chose it (and remains at Detective pay), it is a demotion.

Who are these people trying to kid with all of their doublespeak the last few months?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

5. no shit

and he'll probably keep his mouth shut because he doesn't want to lose his job.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:00 PM

6. right. he chose graveyard shift at no extra pay nt

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:47 PM

8. Could not be more obvious. This little town doesn't seem to care who sees what they're doing.

Some serious housecleaning needed in Sanford, FL.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

9. If the Sanford city gov't was smart

Chris Serino would have been promoted to Chief of Police. Looks like he's among the few honest cops in that benighted place.

Of course, they're not smart, and this de-facto demotion is just another indication of the way "things are".

Integrity is not wanted or rewarded.

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