In Wake of Trayvon Martin Killing, FL Town Votes "No Confidence" in Police Chief, Some Call for Him to Resign

With the murder of Trayvon Martin making national news, and protests popping up around the country calling for justice in the case, the city of Sanford, Florida, yesterday passed a motion of "no confidence" in police chief Bill Lee.

WKMG Orlando reports:

SANFORD, Fla. - Sanford City Commission passed a motion of "no confidence" in the Sanford police chief at a meeting on Wednesday after the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The commission voted 3-2.

Mayor Jeff Triplett and Commissioners Velma Williams and Mark McCarty voted in favor of the motion.

McCarty said at the meeting that Chief Lee should step down.

Lee's professional fate now rests in the hands of city manager Norton Bonaparte Jr., who said he'll make a decision after further reviewing the facts of the case. 

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at March 22, 2012, 3:34am

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