Trayvon Martin: Police Chief Resigns

Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Bill Lee "temporarily" steps down from investigation
1:13 | 03/22/12

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As a former homicide investigator career law enforcement officer and a father and keenly aware of the emotions associated with this tragic death of -- child. I'm also aware that my role as leader of this agency. Has become a distraction. From the investigation. -- I stand by the Sanford police department gets personnel. In the investigation that was conducted in regards to the -- -- -- in case. It is apparent that my involvement in this matter is overshadowing the process. Therefore I have come to the decision. That I must temporarily remove myself from the position as police chief for the city of Sanford. I do this in the hopes of restoring some semblance of home to the city. Which has been in turmoil. Through several weeks. As the chief of police of the city of Sanford I've made sure that the facts of this case and been presented to the office of the state attorney. It is my hope the investigation process will moves forward swiftly. And appropriately. Through the justice system and then a final determination in this case a jury thank --

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