Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Steps Aside

by Robert VerBruggen

From CNN:

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said he must “temporarily remove myself” from duty, a day after the City Commission voted 3-2 in favor of a nonbinding measure of no confidence in him.

“My role as the leader of this agency has become a distraction from the investigation . . .” Lee said during a news conference.

Lee had come under fire following concerns that his police department did not adequately handle the fatal shooting last month of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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