New Sanford police chief sworn in
SANFORD, Fla. —Sanford has a new police chief.
Cecil Smith officially took over the department, and was sworn in during a ceremony Monday. Smith replaces Bill Lee, who was fired over his handling of the Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman is accused of shooting and killing Martin.
Smith became the fifth police chief in the city of Sanford in just two years.
During the ceremony, Smith spoke about the challenges, and acknowledged that he would be under close watch.
Smith said that as Zimmerman’s case goes to trial this summer, he will be working to honor the death of Martin while moving the city forward.
He also said he will make sure no case is handled the same way under his watch.