Sanford refused to accept its police chief's resignation today despite his handling of the George Zimmerman case, CBS News reports. The Florida city's commissioners voted 3-2 to reject Bll Lee's resignation, and most of them blamed tumult surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting on outsiders. "The city has experienced great turmoil in the past two months and we are hoping to stabilize the department and continue with this time of healing," said City Manager Norton Bonaparte.
Lee had temporarily stepped aside last month, and already received a no-confidence vote from Sanford commissioners, notes the AP. Lee will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of an outside investigation.