Background: Former Sanford Police Chief. Lee served 27 years with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a Captain in 2009. He was named police chief in 2011.
Involvement in case: Lee was fired from his position in June 2012 after drawing criticism for his department's actions in the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation in February 2012. Lee had previously stepped down temporarily amidst the investigation, calling himself a "distraction."
City Manager Norton Bonaparte appointed Cecil E. Smith as the new Sanford Police Chief in April 2013.