The City of Sanford fired their embattled police chief, a spokesman said Wednesday night.
Sanford’s new interim police chief is on the job and said Friday he’ll conduct an “A to Z” review following fallout from the Trayvon Martin shooting case.
The City of Sanford has tapped the former police chief of Colorado Springs to lead their police force.
In an odd turn of events, the city commission which gave a no-confidence vote to police chief Bill Lee following the investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin refused to accept his resignation Monday afternoon at a sp0ecial commission meeting, with come commissioners saying they felt the chief was being railroaded out of office.
The former boss of Florida’s largest police department said he believes the Sanford Police Department’s handling of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was “a rushed haphazard, or botched, or backwards investigation,” either intentionally or because of a lack of training.
New information now contradicts Sanford police chief’s initial claims that there wasn’t enough probable cause to arrest George Zimmerman in the murder of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
Students, community leaders and activists will stage several marches and rallies Wednesday to demand justice in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The 17-year old was gunned down February 26th while walking a gated Sanford community by self-appointed Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman who claimed he shot the teen in self-defense.
The self appointed Neighborhood Watch captain of a Sanford community who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin could be charged with a hate crime.
A Melbourne Beach man was arrested Friday after he sent a profanity charged e-mail threatening the Sanford police chief who, until this week, had been overseeing the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
As more and more students continue to walk out of schools, all of the protest marches have remained peaceful through Friday morning.