Not So Fast

Trayvon Police Chief Denied Exit

On the same day that Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman was released on bail, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. attempted to leave his job—but was stopped. The police chief submitted a proposal for resignation on Monday but was denied an exit by the Sanford City Commission, who voted to reject the proposal. Lee stepped back from his post temporarily last month as outrage grew over the way he handled the Martin shooting. Some commissioners were said to have faulted city manager Norton N. Bonaparte Jr. for not standing up for the chief as the scandal grew into a national story.