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Mar 06th

NAACP cautiously pleased with Police Chief’s decision to step aside; reiterates call for arrest

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(Sanford, FL) –

Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the National NAACP said, “The NAACP’s number one concern in this case remains securing the arrest, prosecution and conviction of George Zimmerman.  We are cautiously pleased that Chief Lee has stepped aside for his failure to assure Mr. Zimmerman was arrested.   Any chief who would so allow his officers to so mishandle a situation like this has no place in law enforcement.  At the end of this investigation it will be clear that his temporary removal should be made permanent.

w turner claytonWe must stay focused on the arrest and ask the police department track Mr. Zimmerman’s whereabouts. Our community deserves better and Trayvon’s family deserves justice. ”

“We are calling for the arrest and conviction of George Zimmerman for the crime that he committed and ultimately for the full termination of the police chief who mishandled this case from the beginning,”[said]  Turner Clayton, President of the Seminole County Branch of the NAACP. 


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