I applaud Attorney General Morrisey for doing his job for the people of West Virginia.
I would encourage Mr. Rabel to get the facts straight.
West Virginia national
committeewoman to the Republican National Committee
Suggestions given to Zimmerman
Contrary to what recent editorials in The Charleston Gazette have claimed and the mainstream media has reported, the facts clearly show that George Zimmerman did not disobey instructions from the non-emergency dispatcher. When questioned by Assistant State Attorney John Guy, non-emergency dispatcher Sean Noffke explained that for liability reasons, he could not give commands, only suggestions, and that as a civilian, not a law enforcement official, he did not have the legal authority to order or command George Zimmerman to do anything.
Zimmerman was already outside of his truck watching Trayvon Martin when dispatcher Noffke asked Zimmerman, "He's just walking around the area? What is he doing now? Which way is he running? Which entrance is that he's heading towards?" Dispatcher Noffke further requested of Zimmerman "Just let me know if this guy does anything else." Dispatcher Noffke clearly wanted George Zimmerman to observe Trayvon Martin's behavior, but when dispatcher Noffke realized Zimmerman may have left his truck in order to maintain visual contact on foot, he suggested, "OK, we don't need you to do that" and Zimmerman complied by saying "OK."
Dispatcher Noffke testified that Zimmerman did not actually disobey an order as media reports have portrayed. Dispatcher Noffke further testified that Zimmerman could have misunderstood the intent of his questions and that may have prompted him to follow Trayvon Martin. That being said, it is not against the law to follow and observe someone, especially in this circumstance.
We should not accept someone's political agenda as a substitute for the truth.
Von Albert Ehman