The police chief in Sanford, Florida, says he is temporarily stepping aside because his role in the Trayvon Martin case has become a "distraction."
Bill Lee's announcement came a day after the Sanford City Commission gave him a no-confidence vote over his handling of the teenager's fatal shooting.
Justice Department officials planned to meet today with the parents of Martin, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Orlando suburb last month. The federal agency has launched a civil rights investigation into the case that has riveted the nation.
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