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.
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