SANFORD, FL. (CNN) - Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee, who was criticized for his handling of the Trayvon Martin case, was fired Wednesday, according to his spokeswoman. Spokeswoman Sara Brady said the decision was made by Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte.
Lee came under fire after his department failed to arrest George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman is the neighborhood watch volunteer who said he shot Martin in self-defense on February 26th.
Lee had submitted his resignation in April but city commissioners voted not to accept it.