George Zimmerman, in a beard, gets speeding ticket
George Zimmerman was stopped – again – for speeding Tuesday. George Zimmerman faces a $256 fine for going 60 in a 45 m.p.h. zone.
Lake Mary and Tallahassee, Fla. — George Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding in central Florida.
Lake Mary police report that Zimmerman was stopped and ticketed Tuesday morning for going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. Zimmerman was previously pulled over on July 28 near Dallas, Texas, but was let go with a warning.
Zimmerman faces a fine of $256. The Orlando Sentinel reports that "Officer Jason McDaniel, who pulled Zimmerman over, was wearing a camera, and the brief traffic stop was captured on video and released by police Wednesday. It shows Zimmerman with a beard and wearing a blue plaid shirt, driving a gray Honda Ridgeline truck."
Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Wednesday released a final breakdown of security expenses associated with a month-long protest at the Florida Capitol following the July verdict in the Zimmerman trial: The final bill? Overtime expenses of nearly $173,000.
The protest began three days after Zimmerman was acquitted in July of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
FDLE figures show that the 31-day protest also resulted in more than $20,000 in compensatory time to the officers who stayed in the Capitol with protesters.
Protesters demanded that Gov. Rick Scott call a special session to have legislators repeal the state's "stand your ground" law, which Scott steadfastly refused.
A House committee is expected to discuss the "stand your ground" law this fall.
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