Trayvon Martin Case Police Chief Fired

    A key player in the Trayvon Martin shooting case pays a big price; by losing his job.

    FOX News Radio's Steve Rappoport reports:

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    In an attempt to heal a community divided by the shooting:

    (Bonaparte) "I just feel that for the sake of the Sanford community, we need to look forward."

    Sanford, Florida City Manager Norton Bonaparte sacking Police Chief Bill Lee. 

    Officers questioned George Zimmerman after the neighborhood watchman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, but released him without charge, citing a lack of evidence.

    Lee defended that decision, but protests soon followed, prompting him to declare:

    (Lee) "I have come to the decision that I must temporarily remove myself from the position as Police Chief."

    Lee submitted his resignation in April, which the city council rejected by a three-to-two vote.

    Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.