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.
- 'The Music of ‘Underground': Behind-the-Scenes with John Legend on Slave Thriller
- Lamar Odom On Way to Full Recovery; Almost Living on His Own
- Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote. Here's why ...
- #BlackLivesMatter Activist Commits Suicide on Ohio Statehouse Steps
- Jubilee Project Video Discusses a ‘World Without Black People’
- How I Helped 50,000 Blacks Think it Out, Not Shoot it Out
- THE (02-10-16) EURweb Free-4-All Page
- Lalah Hathaway & Kindred the Family Soul Headline ATL SLMF
- Timbaland Reschedules Detroit Charity Gig Following Champagne Tantrum
- 'Too Close' Singer Raphael Brown Wins Sole Custody Of Children
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here