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Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

March 4, 2014

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

Restoring the Dream

September 5, 2013
When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law enforcement community that demands a remedy.

FBI Tells Sanford PD Not to Return Zimmerman's Gun

July 19, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police Department reversed its plan to return George Zimmerman's handgun following a directive from the FBI.

Fla. Chief: I Was Fired for Not Arresting George Zimmerman

July 11, 2013
Former Sanford (Fla.) Police Chief Bill Lee told CNN Wednesday he refused to arrest George Zimmerman to appease city officials, who fired him as retribution.

Controversy Surrounds Trayvon Martin Detective's Testimony

July 1, 2013
Chris Serino had pursued manslaughter charges for George Zimmerman but the investigator's bosses rejected his recommendation. Serino later said he was pressured by black officers into filing charges.

Fla. Sergeant Tried To Save Trayvon Martin

June 26, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police sergeant who attempted to save Trayvon Martin as he lay on wet grass with a gunshot wound to the chest testified Tuesday during the second day of George Zimmerman's murder trial.

Police Chief In Trayvon Martin Case Fired

June 21, 2012
The Florida police chief who failed to arrest George Zimmerman immediately after the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin has been fired by Sanford's city manager.

Zimmerman Blasted Fla. Police As 'Disgusting'

May 24, 2012
George Zimmerman blasted the Sanford (Fla.) Police Department at a community forum about a year before the agency made the now-controversial decision not to initially arrest him in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Fla. Department Scritinized in Trayvon Martin Case

May 17, 2012
During the investigation, officers took only one photo of Zimmerman's injuries, didn't secure Zimmerman's vehicle, and may not have done enough canvassing of the neighborhoods.

Sanford Interim Chief To Provide 'Outsider' Perspective

May 2, 2012
A former Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police chief will serve as the interim Sanford (Fla.) Police chief to provide an outsider perspective on the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Fla. City Commission Rejects Chief's Resignation

April 24, 2012
Elected leaders in Sanford, Fla., tabled the resignation of Chief Bill Lee on Monday, saying they would wait for the results of the investigation of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Trayvon Martin Shooter Arrested, Faces 2nd-Degree Murder

April 11, 2012
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who claims he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, faces a second-degree murder charge, a special prosecutor announced today.

Fla. Cruiser Shot Near Trayvon Martin Crime Scene

April 10, 2012
A Sanford (Fla.) Police car parked near the Trayvon Martin shooting scene was found Tuesday morning with several bullet holes in it, according to authorities.

Four Ways To Build Trust After Trayvon Martin

April 6, 2012
The Trayvon Martin tragedy has made it clear that the relationship between many African Americans and officers is still based on suspicion and mistrust. Despite so much progress, a small crack of a possible action or inaction from a single officer or agency quickly brings on a national torrent of anger and frustration.

Trayvon Martin Shooter In Handcuffs

March 29, 2012

Video obtained by ABC News shows George Zimmerman the night he was detained by Sanford (Fla.) Police officers after fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Source: CNN

Fla. Chief Steps Down In Teen's Shooting

March 23, 2012
Sanford (Fla.) Police Chief Bill Lee has stepped down temporarily, saying he has become a "distraction" in the investigation of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

NRA Explains Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

March 23, 2012
Florida's stand-your-ground self-defense law was the first of its kind in the nation and was backed by the National Rifle Association. Since then, 20 other states have passed similar laws.

'Stand Your Ground' Law At Center of Fla. Shooting

March 22, 2012
Florida is among 21 states with a "Stand Your Ground Law," which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat during a fight. The Florida law lets police on the scene decide whether they believe the self-defense claim.

Chief In Fla. Teen's Shooting Gets No Confidence Vote

March 22, 2012
City commissioners in Sanford, Fla., have given their city's chief a no-confidence vote for his handling of the racially tinged shooting of a teenager by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman.
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