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Police chief in Trayvon Martin case fired
 
The shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin has led the nation to grapple with tangled social issues like race relations and gun control.
The shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin has led the nation to grapple with tangled social issues like race relations and gun control.
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Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Bill Lee was fired Wednesday, as the suburban Orlando town tries to move past the high-profile shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in February. Lee had been on temporary leave since March, when the Sanford police department's decision to not arrest Martin's alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, became a national controversy. "In light of the escalating divisiveness that has taken hold of the city," said City Manager Norton Bonaparte, it's become clear "we need to move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support."

 

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