Sanford Police Chief Fired

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Sanford, Fla., officials have fired Police Chief Bill Lee, the controversial law-enforcement officer who was roundly criticized for the way his department handled the Trayvon Martin case. Lee had temporarily stepped down from the position in March after public outcry erupted when the police decided not to arrest George Zimmerman for shooting and killing 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed. Lee offered his resignation in April, but city commissioners chose not to accept it. Lee had said there was no reason to arrest Zimmerman because there was no evidence to dispute his version of events.