New Trayvon Martin dispatch recordings raise questions

Recordings prompt Martin family lawyers to intensify calls for arrest

By Sean Lavin - Producer

SANFORD, Fla. - A Trayvon Martin family spokesperson says information within the newly released fire rescue dispatch recordings from the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin is just another reason why Zimmerman should be arrested.

The recordings, which were first obtained by the New York Daily News and then shared by the newspaper with Local 6, detail communication from emergency medical responders on the night of Martin's death.

In the recordings, you can hear rescue workers talking about Zimmerman, just minutes after his family says Martin repeatedly pounded his head into a sidewalk.

"Do they have a second patient?" a person says on the recording. "That's affirmative, there's a second patient."

What rescue workers said next has Martin family lawyers intensifying calls for Zimmerman's arrest.

"You can cancel the second rescue," a rescue worker says on the recording, adding that the second patient, Zimmerman, didn't have a gunshot wound.

A spokesman for the attorneys working for the Martin family told Local 6 that if Zimmerman really had his head repeatedly smashed into the sidewalk during a life and death struggle with Martin, there's "not a chance" the ambulance would have been cancelled.

The spokesman said this, along with other new information coming out, keeps confirming that the Martin family is justified in demanding Zimmerman's arrest.

"Now it's embarrassing," the spokesperson said, that Zimmerman hasn't been arrested.

Local 6 filed a public records request for the dispatch records on Wednesday, but on Friday Sanford temporarily denied the request, stating it first needed approval from the special prosecutor before it could release the records. 

The New York Daily News told Local 6 it got the records from Sanford. The special prosecutor's office told Local 6 it preferred that the evidence would not be made public at this time. 

Copyright 2012 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.