Chief Bill Lee

Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Police Chief Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

Saying he’s lost the trust of officials, a city manager fired a central Florida police chief who was criticized for his agency’s initial investigation of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer.


Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee speaks while announcing he will temporarily step down in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sanford City Commission Refuses To Accept Police Chief’s Resignation

While George Zimmerman is free on bail, the police chief criticized for not charging him after Trayvon Martin’s slaying remains under scrutiny, as city commissioners want to wait for the results of a federal investigation to decide if they will accept Chief Bill Lee’s resignation.


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