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Fla. police chief resigns temporarily after deadly shooting

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SANFORD, Fla. (WKOW) – The police chief involved in the investigation of a deadly neighborhood watch shooting said he is stepping down temporarily.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was criticized after police did not arrest the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed black teen to death on February 26.

Lee said the facts and circumstances they had at the time of the shooting prohibited officers from making an arrest.

The neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, said he shot in self defense. He told police 17-year-old Trayvon Martin attacked him after he had given up on chasing the teenager and was returning to his sport utility vehicle.

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