This is the information page for Michael Brandy (Paramedic Sanford Fire Department), a witness in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You will find links to the available documents and media below. You can also locate other corresponding testimony and information on the site.
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He has been employed for 8 years with the Sanford Fire Department, and is a paramedic who responded to the shooting. Once he arrived on the scene, an officer was waving them down. He saw there was only one shooting victim laying on the ground on the grass near the sidewalk. The officers were doing CPR on him.
He didn’t do CPR–they just hooked up the heart monitor and called him. The heart monitor showed no activity and they called it right then. He says he was “basically flatlined” and that is what made him decide that there was nothing he could do– he pronounced the victim dead. After they “called it” they they left him where he was, didn’t touch anything and left that area.
After he withdrew from that scene, he went to the police car to treat Zimmerman. He asked the officer to let him swing out so he could evaluate him. The officer complied. He had cuts and abrasions on his face. His nose looked like it had some damage. He had a cut on the back of his head. He said that they basically just cleaned him up. He said Zimmerman was pretty silent, and didn’t say anything about how the injuries happened. (4:30) He said nobody asked Zimmerman how he got the injuries.
No statements made by Zimmerman. They cleaned him up and checked him over. They told the cops he’s going to need to go to the hospital to get some stitches. The paramedic asked police if they wanted them to take him to the hospital and the cops said they would take him.
He had a laceration to the back of the head–an inch by a half inch wide. It was straight up and down on the back of his head. Zimmerman was in handcufs the whole time. Zimmerman had blood on his arms and hands, so they just cleaned him off.
The following interviews are the full, uncut audio files released as part of the discovery court proceedings in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Names and some other identifying information have been redacted to protect the identities of the witnesses.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement – March 27, 2012 (~10 min)