Sanford Fl Commissioners Reject Resignation of Police Chief 3-2 (2 blacks on commission)

Sanford, Fla., will keep their police chief.

In a meeting Monday, city commissioners voted 3-2 to reject the resignation of Police Chief Bill Lee, who had come under fire over his handling of the Travon Martin case. Most of the commissioners said the uproar surrounding Martin’s death was because of outsiders, and said the chief shouldn’t have to take the fall for it.

Those in the minority had argued his resignation would be the only way the city could move forward.

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