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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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46.

armjoint1    

Why is TMZ even putting this on their site. Are some of you at TMZ trying to let everyone know where he is located so someone will try to kill him? He was found innocent, leave him alone already. OJ killed TWO people but was found not guilty.

416 days ago
47.

edrow    

After you hear him unlock his phone he types the same amount of letters as it would take to say"Just pulled over George Zimmerman.
The PD should get a copy of his text log and George should press charges .. SOOO unprofessional!!! Dirty!!!!

416 days ago
48.

DAN1957    

WHY DID TMZ EDIT OUT THE PART WHERE THE COP IS DATA HACKING ZIMMERMANS CELL PHONE ILLEGALLY ! THE UNEDITED VERSION SHOWN EARLY THIS MORNING BY TMZ CLEARLY SHOWED THE ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF ZIMMERMANS CELL PHONE DATA.

ZIMMERMANS CELL PHONE WAS DATA HACKED BY THE COP ! ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF PRIVATE DATA.

TMZ THAT IS CROOKED AND UNAMERICAN. WHERE IS TMZ STANDING UP FOR FREE SPEECH AND OUR BILL OF RIGHTS!
HAS TMZ SOLD OUT TO THE BAD GUYS !
WHO ARE HELL BENT ON OVER THROWING THE CONSITUTION?

BECAUSE ITS CLEAR THAT TMZ COVERED UP THE VIOLATION OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS! TO COVER WHO BUTT AND UNDER WHO'S DIRECTION WAS THE EDITING OF THE TRUTH DONE ! HUH...

ID LOVE TO UP LOAD THE REAL VIDEO FOOTAGE THAT SHOWS THE TURTH! BUT I'M SURE TMZ ALREADY HAS IT AS THEY SHOWED IT EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE THE TMZ EDIT WAS PREFORMED. HOW ANTI AMRICAN CAN TMZ BE !

WAKE UP PEOPLE, THE GOVERNEMNT SANCTIONED COVERUP BY TMZ HAS JUST TAKEN PLACE . YOU SUCK TMZ, FOR HELPING TO DESTORY FREE PRESS AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE THEIR CELL PHONE DATA HACKED BY THE COPS FOR NO ETHICAL AND OR MORAL REASONS, THAT IS ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION SECURED ON HIS CELL PHONE.

EVERY AMERICAN IS VUNERABLE TO THE COPS HACKING YOUR CELL PHONE DATA WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSON !

IM TYPING ALL CAPS BECAUSE I'M PISSED AT TMZ FOR EDITING OUT THE TRUTH! AND HIDING
PROOF OF ILLEGAL DATA COLLECTION WITHOUT A WARRENT !

416 days ago
49.

DAN1957    

WHY DID TMZ EDIT OUT THE PART WHERE THE COP IS DATA HACKING ZIMMERMANS CELL PHONE ILLEGALLY ! THE UNEDITED VERSION SHOWN EARLY THIS MORNING BY TMZ CLEARLY SHOWED THE ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF ZIMMERMANS CELL PHONE DATA.

ZIMMERMANS CELL PHONE WAS DATA HACKED BY THE COP ! ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF PRIVATE DATA.

TMZ THAT IS CROOKED AND UNAMERICAN. WHERE IS TMZ STANDING UP FOR FREE SPEECH AND OUR BILL OF RIGHTS!
HAS TMZ SOLD OUT TO THE BAD GUYS !
WHO ARE HELL BENT ON OVER THROWING THE CONSTITUTION?

BECAUSE ITS CLEAR THAT TMZ COVERED UP THE VIOLATION OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS! TO COVER WHO BUTT AND UNDER WHO'S DIRECTION WAS THE EDITING OF THE TRUTH DONE ! HUH...

ID LOVE TO UP LOAD THE REAL VIDEO FOOTAGE THAT SHOWS THE TURTH! BUT I'M SURE TMZ ALREADY HAS IT AS THEY SHOWED IT EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE THE TMZ EDIT WAS PREFORMED. HOW ANTI AMERICAN CAN TMZ BE !

WAKE UP PEOPLE, THE GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED COVERUP BY TMZ HAS JUST TAKEN PLACE . YOU SUCK TMZ, FOR HELPING TO DESTROY FREE PRESS AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE THEIR CELL PHONE DATA HACKED BY THE COPS FOR NO ETHICAL AND OR MORAL REASONS, THAT IS ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION SECURED ON HIS CELL PHONE.

EVERY AMERICAN IS VULNERABLE TO THE COPS HACKING YOUR CELL PHONE DATA WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION !

IM TYPING ALL CAPS BECAUSE I'M PISSED AT TMZ FOR EDITING OUT THE TRUTH! AND HIDING PROOF OF ILLEGAL DATA COLLECTION WITHOUT A WARRANT !

416 days ago
50.

Joe    

George is an American Hero, Of course cops are going to let him off and people are going to my him drinks !
Watch the trail ! who was the racist ?
tray tray

416 days ago
51.

Carriejane    

He wanted to tell his cop buddies "look who I pulled over today".big deal.

416 days ago
52.

nomolost2    

Why did he just give him a warning? Every African American that has ever received a ticket by Forney pd should contest it based on the fact they never received a warning.

416 days ago
53.

Disguised    

The officer took a photo of the license, probably texted, "guess who I just pulled over," included the picture of the license by forwarding it (iPhone gives the option in the camera section to either text or mail, the photo) and off it went. You can hear the swoosh sound at the very end of the clip; the iPhone makes this sound when the picture/text is forwarded.

416 days ago
54.

tbone300    

watch out for the Texas boy Zimmerman dont walk the streets

416 days ago
55.

the innocent indian(feather not dot)    

hi

416 days ago
56.

the innocent indian(feather not dot)    

hey everybody should just leave mr.zimmerman alone,last i heard he was a free and innocent man.last i heard he was saving lives not taking.

416 days ago
57.

Pablo Escabar    

Great, now there will be Zimmerman drivers license memes every where

416 days ago
58.

OhWell    

Thank You George,
One Nasty Little Hood Rat Down,
Many More To Go.


Keep Up The Good Work
And Exterminate Some
More Rodents.

416 days ago
59.

Douglas     

this police man should be ashamed of himself .He should of had better judgment than this .

416 days ago
60.

E    

Geez, they investigated the $%^ cellphone pic more than they did Zimmerman for the murder

416 days ago
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