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Zimmerman Traffic Stop

Cop Under Investigation

for Sneaky iPhone Pic

8/1/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's the most recognizable iPhone sound on the planet -- the camera shutter -- and now it's biting one Texas cop in the ass ... after he apparently snapped a sneaky iPhone photo during the George Zimmerman traffic stop this weekend.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the officer who pulled Zimmerman over for speeding on Sunday is currently under investigation after dash cam footage revealed he took an iPhone picture during the stop ... at least that's the way it sounds.

You can plainly hear the telltale sound in the video -- followed by the "unlock" sound and typing iPhone keys.  You'll hear it 29 seconds into the video.

It's unclear what photo the officer snapped -- or if he sent it to anyone -- but if he took a pic of Zimmerman's driver's license for personal use ... he could be in trouble.

We're told the officer in question is off duty today, and investigators are currently trying to get in touch with him.

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1.

harvey is racist    

who cares..;

zimmerman is gonna get killed soon anyway


no way he's going ot get away with it

455 days ago
2.

EMP BITE ME    

I bet he took a picture of his driver license and posted it on INSTAGRAM using the filter"Get away with Murder hue".

455 days ago
3.

Fred Farkel    

Oh for Christ's sake. The cop clearly liked Zimmerman and treated George with the respect he deserves. Leave the cop alone. I should be so lucky to be pulled over by a cool cop like that in the future...

455 days ago
4.

Elizabeth Alan    

Really????

455 days ago
5.

Mattie    

YAWN. Not sure what bored me more, that video clip or this non-story. You can't see Zimmerman and there's no proof what the cop took a pic of if anything. Just pfffffft.

455 days ago
6.

Ace    

Maybe George had "it" out.

455 days ago
7.

peterthiele    

The cop should never have recorded this conversation. George Zimmerman is the victim here. Whatever you think of Zimmerman, he is a free man available to walk this land.

455 days ago
8.

Jennyy    

If it is an iPhone 5 it will take picson you. Even if you have a lock code just flick the camera icon up and it opens the camera bypassing the code. My camera has taken many pics without my help

455 days ago
9.

Socalpimp    

Leave this hero alone!!! Not the cop by the way

455 days ago
10.

Hammer    

Careful! GZ may come after you and shoot you knowing you took some pics.. oh wait .. you're white. We're good here. trololo 0_o

455 days ago
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az_barbie66    

Who the hell cares if te cop took a pic - BFD! The cop probably agrees with the verdict too. Hopefully the cop can make some money off of it - God knows they aren't paid enough to put up with all the idiots in the world.

455 days ago
12.

Rocky    

That's what he gets for letting that murder off without giving him a speeding ticket.

455 days ago
13.

aquanet    

officer will be punished more than Zimmerman for murder

455 days ago
14.

ABB    

What a moron cop! The first thing I did when I got my iPhone was to disable that annoying as hell camera sound. He should have done the same.

455 days ago
15.

thewolf    

George Zimmerman was racially profiled by this cop!

455 days ago
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