Sanford Police Chief Officially Resigns Over Trayvon Martin Investigation

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee has now officially resigned over criticism of his mishandling the Trayvon Martin case. Lee temporarily stepped down last month after receiving a 3-2 vote of no confidence from the Sanford City Commission. During the investigation, Lee claimed the police had no grounds to arrest George Zimmerman because his self-defense claim “was supported by physical evidence and testimony;” however, this appears to have contradicted the Sandford police’s recommendation. CBS News reports that another acting chief may also resign today.


The Sanford City Commission rejected Lee’s resignation in a 3-2 vote this afternoon.

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