“After much thoughtful discussion and deep consideration for the issues facing the City of Sanford, I have determined the Police Chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community. 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,” said City Manager Norton Bonaparte. Read more
With that being said, Chief Bill was fired from the Sanford FL police department.
Many feel that the chief did not move swiftly and should have arrested George Zimmerman who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin for no apparent reason other than Zimmerman, who volunteered as neighborhood watchman, thought Martin was a ‘thug’.