Sanford Police Chief Will Step Down Temporarily

Saying his role as police chief has “become a distraction,” Bill Lee Jr. announced he was stepping down temporarily.

During a press conference, Lee said that he stands by his police department and its personelle, but he was stepping down to “restore a semblance of calm to the city.”

“My involvement in this matter is overshadowing the process,” Lee said. “My role has become a distraction… It is my hope the investigation process will move swiftly and appropriately.”

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