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Sanford police chief Bill Lee expected to resign

By Andrew Jones
Monday, April 23, 2012 14:15 EDT
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Sanford, Fla. police chief Bill Lee Jr. stages a news conference on the murder of Treyvon Martin. Screenshot via YouTube.
 
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Sanford, Florida police chief Bill Lee is expected to resign Monday afternoon according to CNN, hours after Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman was released from prison on bail.

Lee temporarily removed himself from his position last month after facing criticism for not arresting Zimmerman on the night of the shooting on February 26.

“While I stand by the Sanford Police Department, its personnel and the investigation that was conducted in regards to the Trayvon Martin case, it is apparent that my involvement in the matter is overshadowing the process,” Lee said. “Therefore, I have come to the decision that I must temporarily remove myself from the position as police chief of the city of Sanford.”

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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