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.