Invaded: Sanford Rejects Police Chief Resignation

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Abby Zimet

Choosing to blame not the police but outside agitators seeking "their 15 minutes" of publicity - who should "be shown the finger and shown the door" - Sanford city commissioners refused the resignation of Police Chief Bill Lee for mistakes made in the Trayvon Martin shooting. On the same day that George Zimmerman was released from jail, audience members applauded as officials argued neither Sanford nor its police force is racist, the city "was invaded" by outside forces, and "the only thing Chief Lee is guilty of is a bad press conference."

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