Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Police Chief in Trayvon Martin Case Resigns


The Sanford police chief criticized for his department's handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting case will resign permanently today, the city announced today.

The resignation will part of a separation agreement with Chief Billy Lee Jr. that commissioners will be asked to approved later today.

"Under the separation agreement, Chief Lee would resign from his post, effective at midnight tonight," the city said in a statement. "The chief's resignation comes a month after he was allowed to temporarily step down from his position as police chief in an effort to aid in restoring calm to the City in the wake of protests surrounding the Trayvon Martin investigation."

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