Lee made the announcement at a press conference held Thursday afternoon to address the ongoing investigation. Without clarifying what “temporary” entails, the chief went on to express hope that the case moves on “swiftly and appropriately.”
Sanford’s local authorities have been the object of increased scrutiny as more details emerge about the night Martin was shot by 28-year-old self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, with Chief Lee garnering much scrutiny for his department’s handling of the case.
Martin’s family has expressed disappointment in Sanford’s local law enforcement — particularly with the fact that Zimmerman has yet to be arrested or have his weapon confiscated. They are calling for the Justice Department to step in and further investigate the teen’s death.
Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to EURnewsletter.
Got A News Tip or Video You Want to Share? Contact us HERE.
- EUR Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Law & Order: SVU' (Watch)
- Stephon Marbury Blasts MJ for ‘Kids Getting Killed’ Over Air Jordans
- Toddler Chokes to Death After Mother Dies While Feeding Him (Video)
- Damon Dash & Curren$y End $3M Legal Battle with Settlement
- Michael Moore on Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity: ‘A Form of Apartheid’
- New California Law Requires 'Perceived Ethnicity' Documentation by Police
- Earl Ofari Hutchinson's Explosive Expose on How the NRA Terrorizes Congress
- The Film Strip: Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund in 'PAN' playland
- Watch: The 'Steve Jobs' Trailer
- THE (10-07-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here