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Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee fired after Trayvon Martin case
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Laura J. Nelson

Posted on 06/20/2012 7:41:26 PM PDT by BornInASmallTown

Edited on 06/20/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Florida police chief who faced heavy criticism for his officers' failure to arrest the man who killed Trayvon Martin has been fired, Sanford city officials told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee met with the city manager earlier in the day to discuss the terms of his employment, officials said.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 06/20/2012 7:41:32 PM PDT by BornInASmallTown
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To: BornInASmallTown

Those who eschew violence will ultimately lose to those who embrace it.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 7:48:03 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: BornInASmallTown
Did I miss something, has the case been settled? as in over?

” Fired after Trayvon “ skittles” Martin case” ?

3 posted on 06/20/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: dsc
Unless directly eliminated bad always wins, always. No talk, no reason, no debates, no facts, no moral high ground matters.

4 posted on 06/20/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: BornInASmallTown

The ex-Chief is probably the only honest official to have been involved in this entire incident.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 7:56:17 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: BornInASmallTown

But his officers did arrest him.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 7:58:14 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: dsc
"Those who eschew violence will ultimately lose to those who embrace it."

"Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't."

7 posted on 06/20/2012 8:06:36 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: BornInASmallTown

Positively sickening.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 8:15:50 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: BornInASmallTown

Statement from former Chief Bill Lee

It is disappointing that, in spite of his steadfast commitment to fairness and waiting for the results of a review of the Sanford Police Department and its investigation of the Trayvon Martin case, City Manager Bonaparte has chosen to exercise his rights under the employment contract to terminate my employment without cause.
 
I continue to stand by the work performed by the Sanford Police Department in this tragic shooting, which has been plagued by misrepresentations and false statements for interests other than justice. As the case progresses through the justice system, the evidence will show that our investigation was a proper effort to find the truth and follow the law. This has already been validated by evidence that has since become public as well as by comments from the special prosecutor.

I appreciate the opportunity I have had to serve all the people of the City of Sanford, the City Employees and especially the men and women of the Sanford Police Department.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 8:17:52 PM PDT by ironman
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To: BornInASmallTown

Fired for failing to jump to conclusions fast enough.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 8:18:41 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: BornInASmallTown

After his 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, **rich** scapehonky Bill Lee.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 8:27:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: bigbob

Fired for failing to jump to the POLITICALLY CORRECT conclusions, even after shown the way by the race hustlers .


12 posted on 06/20/2012 8:27:39 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: ironman

He needs to go work for Sheriff Arpario.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 8:39:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BornInASmallTown
Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee fired after Trayvon Martin case

Were they afraid of leaks, or something? Wasn't he on administrative leave anyway?

They're going down, big-time, in Trayvonville.

14 posted on 06/20/2012 8:54:38 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: ironman

May God go with Chief Bill Lee.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 9:01:53 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: ironman
Statement from former Chief Bill Lee

Sounds like he'd be an ideal witness for the defense.

16 posted on 06/20/2012 9:26:06 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: BornInASmallTown

Really bad precedent. Since when are police chiefs just fired because of “divisiveness” in the “community”? This will only lead to more divisiveness, if people figure out that by so doing, they can get rid of public officials, regardless of any proof of malfeasance or corruption.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:08 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Ken H

Of course he was fiored by the “Black” city manager...

Maybe it is time for the city council members to fire the city manager!!!


18 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:49 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

I meant to type “fired” sorry for the typo.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 9:52:37 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: BornInASmallTown

Buckled to pressure from race pimps and the local blacks.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 10:45:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Iron Munro

The “local blacks” wouldn’t have been raising that big a stink if it hadn’t been for national racial grievance mongers.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 10:53:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: ironman

Sounds like he’s going to make a great witness for Zimmerman.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 11:27:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To My Liberal Kinfolk: Don't call, email or write until you've gotten your brain fixed.)
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To: neverbluffer

Bonaparte came out in support of George Z initially.
Pressure from Jackson and Sharpton must be too tough to take.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 11:48:05 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: BornInASmallTown

Whitey got fired. Imagine that..........


24 posted on 06/20/2012 11:53:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SamuraiScot

There is one other angle to this. If he just resigned...they had to pay this guy some type of cash for his services. By firing him....there is no cash package.

Expect a court situation down the road. He’ll sue the city, and likely win. Don’t expect half the city council to run the next election after the police chief’s case comes up.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 11:57:47 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Getting rid of a hostile witness??


26 posted on 06/21/2012 1:17:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BornInASmallTown
City Manager Bonaparte...

There's your problem right there.

27 posted on 06/21/2012 1:38:07 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (64% of Americans support amnesty and find the Wet DREAM Act "a big hit!" - New Bloomberg Poll)
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To: mtrott

Give you 1,000,000 to 1 odds that the new police chief will not be a whitey. That’s what’s really happening. Just saw a picture of who fired him. Surprise!!! /s


28 posted on 06/21/2012 2:22:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BornInASmallTown

The replacement Police Chief will be a black lesbian. Put $$$ on it!! Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm,


29 posted on 06/21/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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