CNN is reporting that Sanford, Florida police chief Bill Lee has been fired.
“We need to move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support. I have come to this decision in light of the escalating divisiveness that has taken hold of the city.”
Turns out at Mr. Lee had submitted a letter of resignation in April, but it was not accepted.
Interim chief Richard W. Meyers will remain in his position until a new Chief is hired.
As you may remember, soon after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, GMP Senior Editor Justin Cascio sent an open letter to then-Chief Bill Lee and received a response, which we published.
What do you think of Lee’s firing? Is this a good idea, or a temporary bandage on a bigger problem?