Interim Police Chief In Florida Promises Full Review In Light Of Trayvon Martin Case

The interim chief of the Sanford, Fla., police department promised on Friday he would conduct a full review of the agency, which came under intense scrutiny because of its handling of the Trayvon Martin case.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Chief Richard Myers promised an “A-to-Z review” of the department.

“I’ve been working on divisive issues for 20 years,” he said, according to the newspaper. “I will study, learn and listen, but most of all listen.”


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