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.