Zimmerman, the 31-year-old acquitted in Trayvon Martin's death, was arrested Jan. 9 after his girlfriend told Lake Mary police he threw a wine bottle at her during an argument.
The woman, whom we are not identifying in accordance with our Crime Guidelines, later recanted her story, according to State Attorney Phil Archer.
"While it is clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman which was affirmed by the circuit court judge at initial appearances, the subsequent recantation by the victim of her initial statement, along with new documents provided by the victim and her attorney, precludes my office from proceeding further," Archer said in a statement Friday.
Immediately following the announcement from the State Attorney's Office, Lake Mary police released body cam video from the officers who arrested Zimmerman, who is seen speaking with several officers before they take him into custody.
It was the second time Zimmerman has been arrested since his acquittal of murder in 2013 for the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford the year before. Despite several run-ins with the law, he has not been prosecuted for any crime since his murder trial.