Originally Posted by jspchief
The cop thing wasn't dropped based on what I read.
He pleaded down in exchange for a type of suspended sentence that results in it going off your record if you complete the terms of the sentence (usually a term of probation).
It coming off his record is not the same thing as the charges being dropped.
George Zimmerman was arrested in July 2005 on charges of felony resisting arrest with violence and battery on a police officer. The charges were reduced to a single misdemeanor and eventually dropped.