SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A year after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in this central Florida town, there is a small memorial, a new police chief and an effort to improve race relations.
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A year after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in this central Florida town, there's a small memorial, a new police chief and the stirrings of understanding.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11:11 a.m. EST: Meet Sanford's new back police chief: Incoming Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith is scheduled to take his new post on April 1, just days before George Zimmerman's scheduled "stand your ground" hearing, WFTV reports. Show More Summary
In his waning days as Sanford police chief, Bill Lee received blistering emails with every curse word imaginable, criticizing him for not immediately arresting George Zimmerman for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
This guy should’ve been fired a long time ago – like before his lil half a$$ leave of absence. Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a Wednesday statement that he relieved Chief Bill Lee of duty because he
Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee — the police chief of the department responsible for handling the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case — was fired yesterday, city officials confirm. Lee has been on paid leave since March 22, when he declared himself a “distraction” from the high-profile, racially-charged case. He attempted to hand in his [...]
[Content Note: Violence; racism.]Sanford, Florida Police Chief Bill Lee, whose resignation after failing to charge George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin was rejected by city commissioners in April, has now been fired, with...Show More Summary
City Manager Norton Bonaparte said Sanford needs to 'move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support'
The latest news in the Trayvon Martin case:The Sanford police chief who failed to arrest George…
The man who didn't arrest George Zimmerman, despite reports from an investigator urging him to do so, was fired Wednesday from his post as head of the Sanford, Fla., police department. Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte told reporters...Show More Summary
Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte has issued a press release stating Police Chief Bill Lee, who has been on paid leave since he submitted his resignation in April, has been terminated. "After much thoughtful discussion and deep consideration...Show More Summary
Sanford, Florida Police Chief Bill Lee, who had faced a firestorm of criticism for his handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation, has been fired, reports WOFL-Channel 35 in Orlando. Lee's spokeswoman confirmed his termination to CNN, adding that Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte (so close) made the call ... More »
Sanford, Florida police chief fired.
Bill Lee, the chief of police when Trayvon Martin was killed, has been fired. In March, he had said he was stepping down temporarily in the wake of the public furor over the failure of the police to arrest George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has said his shooting of Martin on February 26 was an act of self-defense.…
SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who came under fire for his department's handling of the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, has been fired, City Manager Norton Bonaparte announced in statement on Wednesday evening. “After much thoughtful dis …
SANFORD, Fla. -- In his first town hall meeting since becoming interim chief of police, Richard Myers told a crowd of about 50 people that he has not yet received a briefing on the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
The man tasked with leading the police department in Sanford, Florida, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing said communities should "take a good, hard look at who is selected," for neighborhood watch programs. But, said Sanford's interim Police Chief Richard Myers, he still supports the programs. "Neighborhood watch is at work in literally [...]
Holy shit, the Seattle Times has the scoop: Seattle Assistant Police Chief Mike Sanford, who commands the Patrol Operations Bureau and is leading the department's response to a recent federal civil-rights probe, is the subject of a criminal...Show More Summary