George Zimmerman trial: LAPD plans no extra officers for verdict
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Los Angeles Police Department officials are monitoring the jury deliberations in the Tryvon Martin case but have no plans at this time to beef up patrols when the verdict comes in.
George Zimmerman, 29, who has a mixed ethnic background but has been identified as white, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with shooting, an unarmed African American teenager.
The Florida jury began deliberations in Friday afternoon. They began a second day of deliberations Saturday.
LAPD sources said the department already has hefty deployments out during the summer months and there has been intelligence to suggest unrest would follow the verdict in the Los Angeles area.
In Sanford, Fla., where the trial is taking place, officials have urged calm after the verdicts are read.
At midday Friday, Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger, who is white, stood beside new Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith, who is black; each wore a dark suit and tie. Eslinger spoke first to reporters gathered in a vacant courtroom, including the Los Angeles Times.
“The lives of two families have forever been altered and our hearts and prayers go out to both,” he said, noting that local authorities “want to ensure the proceedings are carried out without interruption.”
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