Sanford’s City Commission Declined To Accept Chief Bill Lee’s Resignation

Source: The Miami Herald
The Sanford City Commission on Monday declined to accept the resignation of the police chief, Bill Lee Jr., a month after he temporarily stepped down to help calm the city in the wake of protests over the handling of the Trayon Martin case.

The city commission voted 3-2 to decline to accept Lee’s resignation.

Capt. Darren Scott, who has been serving as acting chief, will continue in that role while the city continues its search for an interim police chief, a press release from the city said.

City manager Norton Bonaparte told commissioners that the chief’s resignation was the best way to move forward. He had promised to wait for an outside review before making a decision, but said he changed his mind because the review would take three months or longer.

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