UPDATE: 5:15 PM EST
Video from the police dash cam of George Zimmerman surrendering to officers and being escorted in handcuffs has been released.
Here are photos from the scene:
And now, evidence that Shellie struck George in the back may land her in jail on domestic charges. But George isn’t clear yet. He may also face some jail time.
According to the Lake Mary Police Department, George could face evidence-destruction charges for destroying Shellie’s iPad. Yesterday, Shellie told the 911 dispatcher that her estranged husband smashed it to pieces, and we are learning today that he may have done so because it contained video of the domestic dispute.
The tablet was smashed and “is in multiple pieces,” Lake Mary police spokesman Officer Zach Hudson said today. Shellie Zimmerman told police her husband broke the iPad, Hudson confirmed.
Investigators are still hopeful they’ll be able to recover the video, the spokesman said.
And even though Shellie isn’t down for pressing charges, it’s not really up to her whether charges will or will not be filed against her husband…or herself.
Hudson told reporters it was up to police — not to the Zimmermans — to determine whether charges are warranted against either of them.
“In Florida when it comes to domestic violence, the person in question doesn’t have the right to press charges or not press charges,” Hudson said, adding that police investigate and “we either forward charges (to the State Attorney’s Office) or make an arrest on scene.”
SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel